Azerbaijan urges France to take tough measures against illegal visits to occupied lands

Azerbaijan urges France to take tough measures against illegal visits to occupied lands

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 11


Azerbaijan has urged the French Foreign Ministry to take tough measures in connection with illegal visits to the occupied territories, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev told Trend on May 11.

He stressed that since 2013, certain circles of the Armenian lobby in France have signed illegal documents under a pretext of "sister cities" between the occupied cities of Azerbaijan and the cities and towns of France, and are trying to use such steps to promote the illegal regime.

Hajiyev said that thanks to the joint work carried out by the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and the Azerbaijani Embassy in France with relevant structures of that country, the illegal "charter" (la Charte d’amitié entre Alfortville et Berdzor), signed in 2017 between Alfortville, a big city of Île-de-France region, and the occupied Lachin city of Azerbaijan was annulled.

"On June 30, 2017, the Municipality Council of Alfortville made a decision to sign an illegal "charter". The Prefect of the Val-de-Marne Department, to which Alfortville belongs, filed a suit at the Municipality Council over the voluntary cancellation of the decision. However, this claim remained unanswered. There was an appeal to a court by the Val-de-Marne Department on Nov. 17, 2017 to annul the illegally signed "charter". Despite this, on Nov. 20, based on the decision of the Municipality Council, the Mayor of Alfortville signed the illegal "charter"," Hajiyev said.

He said the first hearing was held on March 8, 2018, and in connection with violations of Article L1115-1 of the General Code on Local Self-Government Bodies (on compliance of the agreement signed by the abovementioned body with the international obligations of France), the state prosecutor demanded to cancel the "charter".

"As a result, on April 12, 2018, the Municipality Council of Alfortville, not waiting for a court decision, was forced to annul its June 30, 2017 decision on signing the illegal "charter"."

Seven members of the Alfortville Municipality Council are Armenians, he added.

Hajiyev said that in connection with cancellation of the decision, Mayor of Alfortville Michel Gerchinovitz stated: "On April 12, I asked the Municipal Council to cancel the decision with a view to stop the persecution. Otherwise this decision would be a judicial act that harms "Artsakh diplomacy"."

"We welcome the decision of the Prefect of the Val-de-Marne Department to appeal to the court to cancel the illegal "charter" and we look forward to similar steps from the central bodies of the executive branch in France and the prefects to annul other illegal "charters"," Hajiyev said. "We also call on the French Foreign Ministry and other responsible structures of that country to take strict measures to curb all illegal activities of local governments in France related to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, including organization of illegal visits to these areas by local self-government bodies in France in an systematic way."

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

Iranian mayors express readiness to help Beirut after blast
Iranian mayors express readiness to help Beirut after blast
U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook stepping down as key U.N. arms embargo vote looms
U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook stepping down as key U.N. arms embargo vote looms
Iran to stand by Lebanese government, people: Velayati
Iran to stand by Lebanese government, people: Velayati
Loading Bars
Chinese mainland reports 25 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
Trump calls nuclear disarmament with Russia world’s biggest problem
Container cargo transportation between Kazakhstan and Turkey via Azerbaijan ramps up greatly
Info on 1H2020 cargo shipment via Turkish Mersin port disclosed
Kazakhstan's export of locally-made goods to Czech Republic increases
Agriculture Minister: Georgia may become sizable almond exporter
New COVID-19 cases spotted in Kazakhstan in past day
Brazil reports 52,160 more COVID-19 cases, 1,274 new deaths
UK finance minister weighs delaying autumn budget on 2nd COVID-19 wave
Over 40 injured in street clashes in Beirut - Red Cross
Israel reports 1,871 new COVID-19 cases, 86,593 in total
Rocket hits Green Zone in Iraq's capital
Turkey reports 1,183 new COVID-19 cases, 243,180, in total
Trump surprised Biden picked Kamala Harris as running mate
Iran calls for more regional cooperation against COVID-19
Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 216,000 in past day — WHO
Boeing 737 MAX cancellations rise, deliveries drop as crises drag on
Germany issues travel warning for Madrid due to coronavirus
Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate
Africa's confirmed COVID-19 tally pass 1.05 mln as death toll surges to 23,582
Quality certificate of oil equipment in Iran to be issued within 90 days
Death toll from Beirut port blast up to 171
Kazakhstan, Romania boost mutual trade
Permanent container shipping line to be established between Iran, Russia
Georgia to receive macro-financial assistance from EU
Turkey unveils six-month cargo shipment through its Gemlik port
Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers amends decision on accepting customers in catering facilities during COVID-19
Facebook removes seven million posts for sharing false information on coronavirus
Israel scrutinizes Russian coronavirus vaccine
UK PM confirms 300-mln-pound funding for hospitals in England
U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 5.1 mln: Johns Hopkins University
Volumes of 1H2020 dolomite transshipment through Turkish ports disclosed
Georgian ministry reveals volume of exported potatoes
Benzol transshipment via Turkey's ports during 1H2020 disclosed
National Bank of Georgia reveals volume of net profit received by banking sector
Germany, UK to persuade US to temporary lift sanctions against Iran
Cargo transshipment via Turkey's Iskenderun port for six months revealed
Georgian Health Ministry purchases rapid COVID-19 tests
Georgian Tskali Margebeli reveals volume of mineral water to be exported to Japan
AzEduNet seeking to attract investments for transferring schools to optic connection
Georgian olive oil replaces over 20% of imports
Iranian fisheries company interested in exporting their products to Turkmenistan
Russia's Ministry of Agriculture: Russia expands range of exports to Uzbekistan
Switzerland finances digital learning project of Uzbekistan
National Bank of Pakistan cease to operate in Uzbekistan
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products for sale on August 12
Thermal power plant to be commissioned in Iran's Shiraz industrial park
Bentonite transshipment via Turkey's ports in 1H2020 unveiled
Turkey reveals cargo shipment from Ukraine via its ports in 1H2020
Volume of wheat purchased in Iran's Kurdistan Province revealed
Coronavirus patients covered by supplementary insurance in Iran
Ukrtransnafta reveals volume of Azerbaijani oil transportation
Iran discloses number of stations being built in Iran's Shiraz county
Vienna University of Technology has announced admission for the first Master's program in Baku
Price for cars may decline in Iran
General Motors' Dhivya Suryadevara steps down as CFO
Kazakhstan increases oil export, petroleum goods production
Volume of wheat purchased in Iran announced
Return of blocked deposits in closed banks in Azerbaijan to begin in few days
Azerbaijan's Constitutional Court decides in favor of citizens on deposits in closed banks
Sale of Iran's oil bonds to bring profit to buyers
Afghanistan’s activity at Turkmen State Commodity Exchange in July 2020
Кazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company to buy construction materials via tender
Demand of Azerbaijani banks at Central Bank's currency auction fully met
Iran to review possible withdrawal from nuclear deal before US elections
Kazakhstan’s freight transportation operator opens tender for equipment maintenance
Iran's oil bonds not profitable during foreign currency crisis
Iran uses domestic nanotechnology to paint coating of airplanes
Insurance sector’s premiums up in Georgia
New inflow of natural gas received at Turkmenistan's Tajibay field
Uzbekistan aims to boost production of cement, construction materials
Iranian economist: Selling oil bonds - win-win deal
Turkish president receives Azerbaijani Foreign, Defense Ministers
Azerbaijan confirms 214 more COVID-19 recoveries
Uzbekistan establishes joint Uzbek-German asphalt production enterprise
Turkmenistan exports large volume of vegetables, fruits to EAEU countries
Iran's Shazand Oil Refining Company reveals amount of fuel produced for ships
Kazakhstan's foreign exchange reserves up month-on-month
Georgian Products Renaissance company expands export of its products
Saudi arabian company to build gas turbine power station in Uzbekistan
Prices of precious metals change in Azerbaijan
Turkmenistan increases tomato exports to EAEU
Georgian citizens arriving in Finland not to undergo compulsory quarantine
Uzbek-Korean JV to buy industrial vacuum cleaners via tender
Kazakhstan's import of Austrian-made goods plummets during COVID-19
Turkey unveils 1H2020 volume of gasoil movement through its ports
Mevlut Cavusoglu: Turkey always next to fraternal Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan's PM holds phone talk with CEO of BP Group
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to rise
Iran talks about details of dairy products export
Volume of gas injected into storages in Azerbaijan disclosed
Turkish Anadolu news agency publishes interview with Azerbaijani MP Sevil Mikayilova on Azerbaijani-Turkish relations
Russia is first to register COVID-19 vaccine worldwide
French privacy watchdog opens preliminary investigation into TikTok
Azerbaijani currency rates for August 11
Demand for coal in Uzbekistan increases
Georgian Partnership Fund to sell its shares in Telasi energy distributor company
Design of upper block for Azerbaijan's Karabakh field being developed
Home purchases in Israel at 10-year peak in June
Iran's Tehran Oil Refining Company to boost its production
All news