Azerbaijani ambassador calls on Franco-Armenian community to support regional peace efforts

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BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. Azerbaijani Ambassador to France Rahman Mustafayev called on the Armenian community in France to support efforts to ensure peace, security and development in the South Caucasus region, Trend reports.

Speaking about the results of the Brussels meeting of the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and the EU held on May 23 in an interview with the French radio station Radio Courtoisie, which mainly reflects the positions of the extreme right, the conservative Catholic circles in France, Mustafayev said that the active and constructive dialogue between Baku and Yerevan under the auspices of the EU is the dominant trend in the peace process in the South Caucasus.

The Ambassador also spoke in detail about the challenges that Azerbaijan faces at the stage of post-conflict development. [following the
2020 Second Karabakh War]including demining issues, the search for missing persons and the progress of restoration work in previously occupied neighborhoods.

In this context, he particularly noted the role of France, which provided significant financial assistance to the demining process in the liberated territories.

Taking into account the interests and questions of the radio audience, Mustafayev also spoke about the history of Christianity in Azerbaijan, noting that the attempts of the French media and the expert community to oppose “Muslim Azerbaijan to Christian Armenia” are unacceptable.

He recalled that Azerbaijan has a Christian history dating back more than four centuries and that Christian monuments, churches and monasteries in Caucasian Albania [the medieval state on the modern
territory of Azerbaijan] are the most important part of the cultural and religious heritage of Azerbaijan.

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