French city of Alfortville recognized the independence of Artsakh

09.10.2020. The Municipal Council of Alfortville, France, has unanimously voted for the recognition of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) Republic.

The Council also decided to provide financial assistance to the Armenian population of Artsakh. Alfortville Deputy Mayor Garo Khachikian announced this on Twitter.

Earlier Mayor of Alfortville Luc Carvounas condemned the bombardment of the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Artsakh’s Shushi. “I want to express my full support to my Armenian friends and my deep pain over the bombardment of the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi which led to serious damages”, he said, adding that with this step Azerbaijan is trying to give a religious coloring to the conflict.

“The international community can no longer remain blind to the ongoing tragic incidents. It should put an end to the actions of Azerbaijan and Turkey. More than ever, France, as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair, should fully play its role. I once again repeat my call to recognize independent Republic of Artsakh”, the Mayor said.

Alfortville is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France.

Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan.