Reuters Benoit Tessier
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, considered that “recognition by Paris of the Republic of Karabakh does not serve the interest of any of the parties, nor will it satisfy anyone.”
During a parliamentary debate, he said, “The unilateral French recognition of Karabakh’s independence will not benefit anyone. Neither Armenia, the people of Karabakh, France, nor the two main countries of the Minsk Group, namely Russia and the United States, nor Europe. This is not the policy of the French government, nor the policy of Armenia, nor the policy of our partners.”
The French Senate, during its session today, by a majority of votes, adopted a resolution recommending the government to recognize the independence of the Karabakh Republic.