French parliamentarians call on Macron to put pressure on Armenia

French parliamentarians call on Macron to put pressure on Armenia

A group of French parliamentarians sent a letter to President of France Emmanuel Macron and pointed out the July 4 shelling of the Alkhanli village in Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli district by the Armenian armed forces, which resulted in the killing of a two-year-old child Zakhra and her grandmother Sahiba Guliyeva.

In the letter, they stressed that Armenia has been violating international law for 25 years.

The letter, which contains information about the expulsion of one million Azerbaijanis from their homes as a result of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the policy of ethnic cleansing pursued by the Armenians against Azerbaijanis and the Khojaly genocide, states that 20 percent of Azerbaijani lands is occupied by Armenian armed forces.

They reminded about the resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council and General Assembly on the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian occupying forces from the Azerbaijani territories, and urged the French president to exert pressure on Armenia to fulfil those resolutions.

The letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, was sent by: Former minister, Member of the European Parliament Rachida Dati, Former minister, Senator representing Upper Rhine department at the French Senate Jean-Marie Bockel, MP Jean-Pierre Door, Loiret department, MP Jerome Lambert, Charente department, MP Jean-Luc Reitzer, Upper Rhine department, MP Andre Villiers, Yonne department, Senator Andre Reichardt, Lower Rhine department, Senator Nathalie Goulet, Orne department, Senator Jerome Bignon, Somme department, Senator Eric Dolige, Loire department, Senator Sylvie Goy-Chavent, Ain department, Senator Alain Houpert, Cote-d'Or department, Senator Christian Namy, Meuse department, Senator Alain Vasselle, Oise department, Former MP, President of the French Association of Friends of Azerbaijan Jean-Francois Mansell, Former MP, Mayor of Claye-Souilly Yves Albarello,, Former MP, Mayor of Arcachon Yves Foulon, Former MP, Mayor of Houdan Jean-Marie Tetart and Former MP, Georges Fenech.

On July 4 at about 20:40, the Armenian armed forces, using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers, shelled the Alkhanli village of Azerbaijan’s Fuzuli district. As a result of this provocation, the residents of the village Sahiba Guliyeva and Zahra Guliyeva were killed. Salminaz Guliyeva was injured and hospitalized.