Azerbaijan opposes France’s participation in the peace process between Baku and Yerevan

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, specifies that the meeting scheduled to bring him together with the Armenian Prime Minister next month in Brussels has been cancelled, and denounces France’s position on his country.

  • President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev (archive)

On Friday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev opposed France’s participation in the peace process between Baku and Yerevan.

“Less than a week after the Prague meeting, French President Macron criticized Azerbaijan in an interview and accused us of something we didn’t do,” Aliyev said. Note decision of the French SenateThis is an absolutely unacceptable and humiliating decision.”

He referred to another anti-Azerbaijan resolution by the French National Assembly, and then France’s attempt to attack Azerbaijan through the Francophone summit, commenting, “This is unacceptable because Francophonie is a humanitarian organization.”

The President of Azerbaijan added, “We have friends not only in the Non-Aligned Movement, but also in Europe, and therefore this anti-Azerbaijan resolution is official. In light of all this, it is clear that France cannot participate in the process.” of peace”.

Cancellation of the meeting between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Brussels

The Russian news agency “Interfax” quoted Aliyev as saying that the meeting that was supposed to take place with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on December 7 in Brussels has been cancelled.

And Interfax added, quoting Aliyev: “Pashinyan will not attend unless French President Emmanuel Macron attends the meeting.”

Armenia and Azerbaijan were held Talk session in WashingtonThis month, under the auspices of the United States, hours later the two sides exchanged allegations over a new round of bombing along their borders in a conflict that has killed hundreds in recent months.

On 31st October last, A summit was held between Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia in Sochi. And the Russian president announced that the summit which dealt with the Nagorno-Karabakh issue “demonstrated the ability of the parties to come to an agreement in the future”.

Armenia, an ally of Russia, has fought two wars with Azerbaijan, supported by Turkey last three decades to control Nagorno-Karabakh.

It is reported that the clashes are at Armenian-Azerbaijani border It was renewed last September, amid mutual accusations by both sides that it had begun the escalation, which has led to deaths and injuries on both sides.

And it happened armed conflict In the fall of 2020, it killed 6,500 people in 6 weeks. The conflict ended with the deployment of Russia towards 2000 peacekeepers in the region after the war.

The ceasefire declaration stipulated that Armenian and Azerbaijani forces would stop at their current positions and the deployment of Russian peacekeeping forces along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor connecting the lands of Armenia and the region.

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