Azerbaijan unhappy with Karabakh President’s visit to France

French ambassador to Azerbaijan Pascal Meunier has been summoned to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry on Wednesday in connection with the visit of Nagorno Karabakh President Bako Sahakyan to France on 17-19 May 2015, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmat Hajiyev told APA.

Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov handed a note of protest to the French ambassador, he said.

According to the source, Khalaf Khalafov noted that the visit, as well as a number of French MPs’ participation in the parliamentary elections held in Nagorno Karabakh on 3 May 2015 as observers run contrary to the spirit of growing friendly and cooperative relations between France and Azerbaijan.

The ambassador said he has informed his country about the note handed to him by Azerbaijani authorities.

President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan is visiting France. Within the framework of the visit he has had meetings with French MPs and the Mayors of a number of French cities.

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