Japan’s leading Jiji Press news agency and “ajmedia.jp” portal have published articles highlighting Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s remarks at the international conference under the motto “Along the Middle Corridor: Geopolitics, Security and Economy” held at ADA University in Baku.
The articles, published in Japanese and English, drew the readers’ attention to the key points from the Azerbaijani President’s speech.
The articles quoted President Ilham Aliyev as saying: “The Prague meeting was on 6 October, and then less than one week later President Macron in his interview attacked Azerbaijan and accused us of what we hadn’t done. After that there was this famous French Senate resolution, which was absolutely unacceptable and insulting. Now there will be another resolution of the National Assembly of France of the same anti-Azerbaijani origin. And then there was an attempt by France to attack us through the Francophonie summit, which is absolutely unacceptable because Francophonie is a humanitarian organization. It never dealt with issues like that.”
“So taking all that into account, it is clear that under these circumstances and with this attitude France cannot be a part of peace process between Azerbaijan and Armenia. And it wasn’t us who cut them from this format. It was them, because neither Russia nor the United States, other former Minsk Group co-chairs, never took, officially I mean, sides in the post-war period – only France,” the head of state mentioned.
“So that means that the meeting in Brussels on 7 December will not take place. We will see what alternatives we have, who will be a kind of a mediator or facilitator, or where the platform will be. I also consider this decision of the Armenian Prime Minister – because they could have imagine that we will be against it – as an attempt to undermine the peace process,” President Ilham Aliyev emphasized.