French Ambassador to Baku Zachary Gross on Thursday, November 26, was summoned to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and handed a note of protest in connection with the French Senate’s resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh.
“The ambassador was informed that the Senate’s resolution contradicts international law, the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, the UN Security Council resolutions of 1993,” the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s website reports.
The day before the Senate of France voted for the resolution calling on Paris to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh. The project was supported by 305 MPs, only one voted against it. The document has a recommendatory character.
In their turn, Azerbaijani authorities assessed the resolution as a useless piece of paper.
At the same time, the Azerbaijani parliament urged the government of Azerbaijan to apply to the OSCE to exclude France from the co-chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group.
Last week, French President Emmanuelle Macron said he wanted to take measures to protect the religious and cultural heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh.