Azerbaijani FM: France should prevent entry of Karabakh separatists into its territory
- 17 January 2018
France, as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, should prevent the entry of representatives of the illegal regime, created in Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia, into its territory, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
Mammadyarov made the statement at a meeting with Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told APA.
Mammadyarov is paying a working visit to France.
The sides exchanged views on the current state of negotiations aimed at resoling the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Mammadyarov gave detailed information on the process of negotiations over the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, saying he will meet with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and his Armenian counterpart in Krakow, Poland on January 18.
Touching upon the facts of establishing illicit relations by some towns of France with the illegal regime established by Armenia in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and entry of agents of puppet regime into the territory of France, Elmar Mammadyarov underlined the importance of taking necessary measures by central Government of France to prevent such ill actions.
Having reviewed the economical-trade relations between Azerbaijan and France, the sides highlighted the dynamic development of bilateral cooperation in energy, transport, subway, cosmic, industrial, agriculture, education, culture and other fields. It was also noted that more than 50 French companies operate in Azerbaija in various sectors.
Underlining the close cooperation between Azerbaijan and France in the field of education, the sides noted the Joint Azerbaijani-French University as a vivid example of of this cooperation.
Touching upon Azerbaijan-European Union relations, Mammadyarov said that negotiations on the strategic partnership document between Azerbaijan and EU are going on and the relations develop successfully.
At the end of the meeting in the presence of the ministers "Framework Agreement on Cooperation" and "Cooperation Agreement on Financing and Dissertation" were signed between Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and Montpellier University. The agreements were signed by Akif Alizade, President of AMEA and Francois Henn vice-president on international relations of Montpellier University.