A group of French senators have sent a letter to state news agency AzerTAc, expressing their objection to operating flights to and from Khojaly airport.
“We, senators of France, are very concerned about opening of Khojaly airport”, the letter says.
“Armenian President Serj Sakisyan`s announcement about opening of Khojaly airport just on eve of presidential elections is not casual”, they note.
French senators say: “The town of Khojaly, which was exposed to pains and sufferings of the 1992 war, is internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan. This information aims to draw people of Azerbaijan into the enmity, as well as, is understood as an attempt to violation of international law. It also impedes the activity of the OSCE Minsk group and slows down peace process”.
In their letter, members of the French Senate expressed their regret over such information “which is further straining already tense relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.”
The letter was signed by Nathalie Goulet, senator from Orne, Vice-president of France-Caucuses group, Jean-Marie Bockel, senator of Haut-Rhin, former Minister, André Reichardt senator from Bas-Rhin and Jeanny Lorgeoux, senator from Loir-et-Cher./AzerTAc/