A group of French deputies made a resolution on the recognition of the Artsakh Republic. The resolution was registered and approved by the Presidency of the National Assembly on October 16, 2020.
It should be noted that the Republic of Western Armenia appealed to France to condemn the Azerbaijani-Turkish atrocities in Artsakh and to take measures against the belligerent policy of these two countries.
Proposal of Resolution
The National Assembly
Taking into account Article 34-1 of the Constitution,
Having regard to Article 136 of the Charter,
Reaffirms its determination to contribute to peace efforts in the South Caucasus.
- Highlighting the strong desire of the French diplomacy, since 1994, to seek a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the framework of the Minsk Group, together with the other co-chairs, Russia and the United States.
- Recalling the four-day war in Nagorno Karabakh on April 2-6, 2016, the transfer of the conflict to the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia in July, 2020.
- Taking into account the alliance between Azerbaijan and Turkey, which was aimed at promoting a military solution, which led to the resumption of hostilities on September 27, 2020.
- Taking into account the recruitment of mercenaries who served in jihadist groups in Syria in the ranks of the Azerbaijani army, their participation in the fighting that began on September 27, 2020.
- Considering that the Armenian minorities under the administration of Azerbaijan have been repeatedly massacred, particularly in Sumgait on February 25-27, 1988, in Kirovabad on November 23, 1988, in Baku on January 12-19, 1990 and in Maragha April 10, 1992. Therefore, their security cannot be guaranteed in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
- Taking into account the reports of the European Parliament against Racism, Intolerance and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which confirm that the Armenian population cannot live freely in Azerbaijan.
- Taking into account France’s neutral position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as a co-chair of the Minsk Group, as a diplomatic engagement, where it facilitates the process of step-by-step negotiations, which is hindered by Azerbaijan’s pursuit of a military solution.
- Considering the threat of a large-scale armed conflict in the South Caucasus, as a result of which the regional powers may find themselves on the threshold of the Middle East ․
- Notes the refusal of the Government of Azerbaijan to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through negotiations;
- Emphasizing the unique nature of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict due to hostilities and regional influences, which requires an appropriate solution.
- Reaffirms the urgent need to reach a final settlement of the conflict, guaranteeing the lasting security of the civilian population.
- Reaffirms the absolute need to ensure its full sovereignty for Nagorno-Karabakh, beyond the threat of extermination of the Armenian population from the Azerbaijani administration, within the final boundaries set in the multilateral negotiations, including the Artsakh authorities.
- Calls on the government to immediately recognize the Artsakh Republic and establish diplomatic relations with the Artsakh authorities in order to reach a final settlement of the conflict.
On November 18, a few hours after the Paris Municipality accepted the call for the recognition of the Artsakh Republic, the Senate of the French Republic decided to submit to a vote the draft resolution on the need to recognize the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh.