The “Nouvelle d’Armenie” periodical reports that from October 24 to 27 the French delegation of 15 parliamentarians will be in the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh.
Through this trip, the parliamentarians want to raise awareness about what is taking place in Artsakh, to testify to France’s special connection with Armenia, which is the fruit of a historical friendship.
“Our country, together with Russia and the United States, chairs the Minsk Group, which must find a solution to the conflict between the two Caucasus territories. “We have a great diplomatic and humanitarian responsibility,” said Florence Provendier, a member of the delegation.
On October 17, after the second statement on the ceasefire on the Karabakh-Azerbaijani line of contact, the French President stated that “France will be very consistent, committed to the cessation of hostilities, and to start credible discussions as soon as possible.” However, the ceasefire was not respected. Attacks continued, including on peaceful settlements.
The Armenian community in France is represented by more than 600,000 people. “I think of our Armenian community, which suffers from attacks on its citizens. “This diplomatic visit is a sign of support, but it is also a wake-up call to the alarming conflict that continues at the gates of Europe,” said French parliamentarian Florence Provenier before the visit.