The French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Zakari Gross will be summoned to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry in connection with the adoption of a resolution by the French National Assembly (lower house of parliament) calling on the French authorities to recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh. This was reported by TASS, citing the press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
Baku described the adoption of the resolution as "another unfriendly and provocative step" by the French parliament. "The passage of a biased resolution by the lower house of parliament after the Senate (upper house of parliament) is a sign of a protracted campaign against Azerbaijan", the ministry said, adding that such a move by the French legislature "undermines the powers of the mediator", and security efforts, both regionally and globally.
The French National Assembly on Thursday backed an earlier resolution passed by the Senate calling on the country's authorities to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh's independence.