On the 25th French Senate passed a resolution urging the government to officially recognize the “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic”. This move was opposed by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. .
TASS reported on the 26th that 305 of the 306 senators voted in favor of the resolution, “(The Senate) urges the French government to recognize the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and use recognition of its status as a tool to promote dialogue on building lasting peace. “The resolution reads.
In addition, the resolution also stated that the Senate called on the Azerbaijani Armed Forces to immediately withdraw from the territories it had occupied on September 27, and to investigate war crimes and the use of prohibited weapons in the Naka conflict. In addition, the Senate also recommended that the French government “investigate the role of the Turkish government in the Naqqa conflict and consider with EU partners the most decisive measures against Turkey.”
In this regard, Le Moine said that unilateral recognition of the Naka status will not benefit anyone, and it will not play a role in promoting coordination among all parties. Lemoine emphasized that France is now the co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group and supports the ceasefire agreement reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan on November 9.
In addition, many experts analyzed that this resolution of the French Senate does not have compulsory effect and only serves as a suggestion to the French government.