The French Senate, with 336 votes in favor and 1 against, adopted a resolution calling to impose sanctions against Azerbaijan.
Today the French Senate discussed the inter-party resolution proposed on December 1, 2023, aimed at “condemning the military offensive of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh and preventing further attempts of aggression against the Republic of Armenia and violation of its territorial integrity.”
The resolution demanding sanctions against Azerbaijan, adopted by the French Senate, supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Armenia. It condemns the military attack carried out by Azerbaijan, with the support of its allies, on September 19 and 20, 2023, in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian Embassy in France said.
The resolution further calls on Azerbaijan to guarantee the right of the Armenian population to return to Nagorno-Karabakh, ensuring conditions that will ensure their safety and well-being.
The resolution calls for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the troops of Azerbaijan and its allies from the sovereign territory of Armenia.
It states that Armenia has the right to protect its territorial integrity and possesses the means to ensure its security, including through military measures.
The resolution also condemns the arbitrary arrests of political leaders in Nagorno-Karabakh, calls for the exclusion of Azerbaijan from the intergovernmental committee for the protection of cultural property in armed conflict.
It highlights the establishment of an international group of experts at UNESCO and its mission to Nagorno-Karabakh to prepare an informative report on the state of cultural and religious heritage.
The resolution also calls for the strictest measures, including the seizure of the assets of Azerbaijani leaders and an embargo on the import of gas and oil from Azerbaijan as a sanction against military aggression by Azerbaijan.