The French Senate adopted a resolution calling on the government to recognize the so-called Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
305 senators out of 306 present at the session voted for the resolution.
However, French Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Jean-Baptiste Lemoine said that “unilateral recognition of Karabakh will not benefit anyone” and will not serve mediation efforts. He recalled that France is a member of the OSCE Minsk Group and supports the implementation of the ceasefire agreement reached by the parties to the conflict on November 9.
As the experts explained, the resolution is of recommendatory nature and is not binding for the government.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the French Senate’s resolution on recognition of Karabakh a “historic decision”, which he wrote on his Facebook page.
In turn, the French Senate’s resolution was called a “provocation” in Baku.
“Adoption of absolutely biased resolution by the Senate can be regarded only as a provocation. Apparently, the French Armenians widely use the conflict topics for pre-election purposes,” the press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.
Let us remind that so far no state, including Armenia, has recognized Karabakh’s independence.