French Foreign Ministry condemned the act of violence that took place on Tuesday in the National Assembly of the country, resulting in beating of two Azerbaijanis.
"France believes that resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is only possible through the dialogue. France as a Co-Chair of the Minsk Group reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of dialogue between Azerbaijan and Armenia", the statement of the French Foreign Ministry released by the French Embassy in Azerbaijan on Thursday said.
The two Azerbaijanis - Head of the House of Azerbaijan Mirvari Fataliyeva and Vusal Huseynov were beaten by representatives of the Armenian community at the French National Assembly during an event titled '25 years after Sumgait: the present situation and future prospects for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh', organised by the Armenian community in France.
The Azerbaijani Embassy sent a note of protest to the French Foreign Ministry and a letter to the president of the country's National Assembly in connection with the incident.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has recently issued a statement condemning the violence against Azerbaijani citizens in France and expressing the hope that relevant authorities will take action on this issue and that the country's law enforcement agencies will promptly investigate the crime and bring culprits to justice.
The parliamentary group of friendship of the National Assembly of France with Azerbaijan condemned the incident involving the beating of two Azerbaijanis in Paris.