The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, revealed on her microblog page X the details of the discussions with the former prosecutor general of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo. “The tragedy continues in Armenia: Baku is guilty of arbitrary detention of former Artsakh officials and destruction of Armenian heritage in this region.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to discuss it with Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, author of the report on the process of genocide perpetrated by Azerbaijan during the blockade of the Lachine corridor.

Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, the 100,000 refugees and political prisoners detained by Azerbaijan. On December 10, on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, I will present honorary citizenship of Paris to the representatives of the Armenians of Artsakh,” she wrote.

The government of Western Armenia has repeatedly mentioned the illegalities of the Baku authorities. We have always emphasized and will never stop repeating that the Republic of Western Armenia, of which Artsakh, Nakhichevan, Javakhk and Eastern Armenia are an integral part, has never accepted and will not accept any international or interstate agreement which would contradict the integrity of its territories and has not been signed and ratified by its president. The last such announcement was made by our government on September 25, 2023. You can read the text of the announcement on our website. Welcoming the post of Ms. Ann Hidalgo and her concerns about the fate of the people of Artsakh, we hope that France’s concern about the fate of the people of Cilicia and the bitter attempt to abandon the people of Cilicia for reasons policies and deliver Cilicia to the enemy will not be repeated. The president and government of Western Armenia always stand by its people and will never ignore their interests and rights.