Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend , corr. I. Alizadeh/Ali Ahmadov, a Member of the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijan's Parliament), Deputy of the Chairman of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP), has said in Baku today that the position of the newly-elected French President, Nicola Sarkozi towards Turkey gives concern to Azerbaijan, by adding that our country hopes that the new Head of the French State will change his cool attitude toward Turkey.
He noted that that the statements made by the candidates for the post of President of France during the presidential campaign were different to those principles they took as the basis. "I hope that Mr. Sarkozi will realize the reality and rapidly change his attitude toward Turkey," said Mr. Ahmadov.
The representative of the ruling Party noted that it was the population of France, who elected the French President by adding that Azerbaijani citizens had no possibility to have an effect on this process. "We hope that France is headed by such a person, who, being one of the OSCE Minks Co-Chairs, could approach the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict objectively and unbiased and achieve acceleration of the peaceful process," considers Ahmadov.
The Azerbaijani MP believes that it is too early to speak of how Nicola Sarkozi will act within his post of President of France in the future. Despite the fact that during the election campaign Sarkozi expressed his position toward Turkey. "However, he did not touch upon the troubles that Azerbaijan faced," said Ahmadov. "For this reason, it is very difficult to determine the future position of the newly-elected French President. I consider that being a country with developed democratic traditions, France will do everything possible to make its contribution in the activity of the OSCE Minsk Group, which was specially built up to peacefully resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh issue on the basis of objective principles," said the Azerbaijani MP.
The Deputy Chairman of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) noted that OSCE should approach this issue from the point of view of just principles. According to him, applying any other criteria, which will be worked out by the Minsk Group, may lead to failure of the OSCE mediation mission. "I think that the new French President is well aware of that, and I hope that his future activity on this post will meet with the truth," concluded Ahmadov.