Baku denies visa to the head of French delegation to PACE, presumably over pro-Armenian stance

The consular authorities of Azerbaijan have denied a visa to René Rouquet, Member of the French National Assembly.

“The consular authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan refused to grant me a visa. Although I am the head of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Vice President of the same institution, I will not participate in the meetings of the Standing Committee and the Office of the pace that will take place Thursday and Friday in Baku,” Mr. Rouquet said in a statement.

René Rouquet is a member of the Circle of Friendship with the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. He has on many occasions called for recognition of Artsakh’s independence.

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