The Azerbaijani authorities regard the resolution calling for the recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh, adopted by the French Senate, as a piece of paper. On Wednesday, November 25, the assistant to the Azerbaijani leader Hikmet Hajiyev told RIA Novosti.
“This piece of paper, adopted in the name of narrow political ambitions, along with a gross violation of international law, the UN Charter and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, raises serious questions in connection with the intentions and objective activities of France both as a co-chairing country of the OSCE Minsk Group and as a permanent a member of the UN Security Council, ”he told the agency.
Earlier that day, the French Senate voted in favor of a resolution urging Paris to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh. 305 senators voted for, one against. It was noted that the document is advisory in nature.
In turn, Secretary of State at the French Foreign Ministry Jean-Baptiste Lemoine noted that the unilateral recognition of the NKR will not benefit anyone, nor will it serve as mediating efforts.
In addition, he recalled that France, as a country – co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, stands for the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in the region.
At the same time, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Facebook called the document “a historic decision.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on November 9 signed an agreement to end hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh from November 10. The document also provides for the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region, the exchange of prisoners between the parties to the conflict, the transfer of a number of regions of the region by Armenia to Azerbaijan and the return of refugees to Karabakh.
The core of the peacekeeping contingent is made up of units of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Central Military District. Russian observation posts have been set up along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Lachin corridor connecting Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The command of the peacekeeping operation is located in Stepanakert.