The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, stated in his interview with the foreign media accredited in Russia that Azerbaijan's official position on the adoption of the legislation penalizing for denial of the so-called Armenian genocide' was commented in an official statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in this respect. Azerbaijan is very much concerned on the initiatives on the consideration of the issue and voting.
The President noted that Azerbaijan is satisfied with the statement by French officials urging that the government will never support this law. The position has been recently sounded in a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and France in Paris, as well as the French embassy in Baku.
We are cooperating with the MPs, and the government of France on this matter. We are satisfied with the standpoints by this country's officials. We believe that France will never allow the legalization of such anti-democratic document, based on unfair shuffling of historic facts, because ideas sounded at the French parliament violate the democracy and its major principles. It would be very difficult for MPs, who voted for this legislation, to speak about democracy and teach democracy representatives of different countries, the Azerbaijani Present assured.
We negatively estimate the legislation and state that it does not meet the truth. The so-called Armenian genocide' is an illusion of the Armenian lobby. To justify their belligerent policy in respect to Azerbaijan they introduce themselves as victims and consider they are right in taking similar steps in respect to Azerbaijanis. The Armenian committed genocide in Khojaly, where the Armenian armed forces killed over 600 people, including children, women and elderly ones, Mr Aliyev said.
The Azerbaijani President also backed Turkey's imitative in the commencement of the talks with Armenian on the issue and publication of the archive material.