The French Parliament's adoption of the law penalizing the denial of the so-called Armenian genocide once again testifies how France is not in line with the principles of objectiveness and justice with regards to Turkey, Trend reports with reference to the statement of the National Forum of Non-governmental Organizations of Azerbaijan (NFNGOA) disseminated on October 12.
It is stated in the NFNGOA document, which brings together 400 NGOs, that France, as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, once again openly demonstrated its support for Armenia.
Adoption of this law by the French Parliament has brought serious problems to all democratic values, free ideas and free speech and has broken the security and co-operation in Europe.
We consider that France, as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, is losing its confidence, and the country has no moral right to continue its mission as mediator in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. From this point of view, Azerbaijan should abandon the mediation mission of France and ensure the removal of this Country from the Minsk Group, the statement read.