September 28, 2020

Ref: ANAO / ANF-1-2020.09.28

To Mr. Richard Ferrand, President of the French National Assembly

Mister President,

Following the unilateral attacks carried out by the Republic of Azerbaijan on September 27, 2020 against the Armenian civilian population of the autonomous Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Deputies of the National Assembly of the Republic of Western Armenia gathered today in a plenary session mandated me to transmit to all the Parliaments of the world, to the media, as well as to the general public our strong condemnation of the well-planned attacks of Azerbaijan against the Armenian national territory of Artsakh.

The National Assembly of the Republic of Western Armenia also calls on the international community and the Minsk Group in particular to condemn the aggression of Azerbaijan in violation of international law and to participate in stopping these criminal attacks against Armenian civilian populations through diplomatic channels for the restoration of order and an immediate ceasefire.

The National Assembly of the Republic of Western Armenia denounces that the attacks were planned by Azerbaijan with the explicit support of Turkey.

It should be noted that the independent Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) has an indigenous Armenian population living on its lands for more than 10,000 years, with 95% of its population being Armenian, in full compliance with the right to self-determination of indigenous peoples adopted by the United Nations on September 13, 2007.

As usual, both Azerbaijan and Turkey distort the truth and historical facts. Their premeditated military assaults are being carried out while trying to disguise themselves as the victims.

The National Assembly of the Republic of Western Armenia reiterates that Azerbaijan as executor of acts of war and Turkey as accomplice and instigator will be held responsible for all human losses as well as material and moral damages. 

Renewing our deep gratitude and friendship, mutual commitments in the framework of stability and world peace, the National Assembly of the Republic of Western Armenia sends you assurances of its highest consideration.

Leonardo Basmadyan

President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Western Armenia