BAKU (Trend)—Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Friday said that if France continued to support Armenia, its membership in the OSCE Minsk Group “will not make sense.”
Speaking to the Turkish ABHaber newspaper, Mammadyarov said, “France can support Armenia, but the continuation of its participation in the OSCE at the same time would not make sense,” Mammadyarov said.
The minister reiterated official Baku’s claim that 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory remains occupied by Armenia adding that if France adopted the law criminalizing the Armenian Genocide, then it would also have to take a position on the issue of the so-called “occupied territories.
“Armenians committed genocide in Khojaly and occupied Azerbaijani territories. France ought to consider the crimes of Armenia,” Mammadyarov said.
Mammadyarov also said that the adoption of the law criminalizing denial of the Armenian genocide by the Senate of France was unacceptable.