Change in Presidency in France Will Not Affect Bilateral Relations with Azerbaijan: Chair of French-Caucasus Friendship Group
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend I.Alizade / Senator Ambruaz Dupont, the chairman of the French-Caucasus friendship group at the French Senate, stated on 21 May that the change in presidency in France will have no affect on bilateral relations with Azerbaijan.
He noted that bilateral relations between the two countries are at a high level and well organized.
"During Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's official visit to France we witnessed the level of bilateral relations," he stressed.
He noted that Paris puts every effort to see peace reigning in the South Caucasus and intends to proceed with its activities in this direction.
Speaking on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Dupont announced that the conflict caused much harm to Azerbaijan. "Nevertheless, peace ought to reign in the region," he stated.
"It will only be possible when both sides are eager to achieve peace. The OSCE Minsk Group continues its activities in this direction. French Ambassador Bernard Fassier, an OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, is to tour the region on 24 May. At the same time the chairman of the French Senate is personally interested in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," he noted
With respect to his current visit to Azerbaijan the Senator said that it is just a visit paid within the framework of the friendship group, but nothing extraordinary.
"The Senate and the National Assembly have established friendship groups with many countries. I have numerously visited Azerbaijan within the framework of the friendship group. I observe over the functioning of the French Culture Center and over the development of relations," he stressed.
During the visit a delegation of the French Senate visited the Cemetery of Honors, ex President Heydar Aliyev's grave and the Cemetery of Honors. The French guests also plan to meet with MP Mehriban Aliyeva, the President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, as well as leaders of the parliament and members of the Azerbaijani-French interparliamentary friendship group.
The delegation led by Dupont is expected to be received by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.