TEAS condemns ‘friendship agreements’ between French departments and the Armenian occupying forces in Nagorno-Karabakh

Press Release: The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) has added its voice to official condemnations of the visit by the unrecognised illegal Armenian occupying authorities to France. This visit culminated in the signing of three ‘friendship agreements’ between occupied towns in Nagorno-Karabakh and French towns, and one agreement between the Drôme department and the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

This move is completely unacceptable and serves to undermine the ongoing peace process between Azerbaijan and Armenia, headed by the OSCE Minsk Group, of which France is a Co-Chair. It calls into question the role of France as an appropriate Co-Chair, and serves to damage bilateral relations between the countries.

This apparent endorsement of the occupation serves to flout international law, including the four outstanding UN Security Council resolutions passed against Armenia that were supported by the French government.