French Lawmaker Says Artsakh Must Be Party to Peace Talks

Member of the French National Assembly Francois Rochebloine

STEPANAKERT—Negotiations cannot be effective without the participation of Nagorno Karabakh, Member of the French National Assembly and Chairman of the France-Artsakh Friendship Circle François Rochebloine said Tuesday in Stepanakert.

“The ongoing negotiations cannot reach results without the participation of representatives of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. The participation was ensured during the signing of the ceasefire agreement and was envisaged in documents signed after that. We must repeatedly speak about the issue, as many people seem to have forgotten about it,” Rochebloine said.

Taking into consideration recent international developments, namely the Scottish referendum, which indicates a greater importance ascribed to the right of peoples to self-determination, the French lawmaker said, “The people of Artsakh did it in 1991, when independence was proclaimed.”

François Rochebloine is not concerned that Azerbaijan will rush to react to such statements. The French lawmaker’s name is high on Azerbaijan’s black list, but this does not prevent him and his colleagues from visiting Artsakh and contributing to its development.


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  1. Samuel Darbinian said:

    Artsakhi people & their elected leaders are the principle to determine their destiny & future. Azari government doing everything to undermine the principle of human dignity , freedom &self determination to
    cover with territorial integrity or other baseless lies, intimidation & covering their atrocities against Artsakhi
    people pretending as an innocent victim.
    Everyone knows Azaries & cousin’s are morally weak & corrupt, they never dare mention Artsakhi majo-
    rity Armenians in very civilized manner voted according the rule of law in demand of their separation from
    Azari jurisdictions, unfortunately Azaries responded with extreme force to silence Artsakhsis. Current Azari president Alieve claims, Armenia occupied Azarbaijan without any verifiable proof except his regular
    daily lie, on 1988 Armenia devastated with earthquake, Armenia did not have left any recourses to invade
    Azarbaijan, just opposite, Azari government took advantage of chaotic situation not only invaded Artsakh
    demonstrated its maximum barbarian brutality against innocent Armenians of Baku, Sumgait & other cities, with purpose of to inflict grater pressure to Armenian government.
    Alieve lacking the courage to confess, following Azari invasion to Artsakh by encountering resistance & his defeat signed armistice truce & agreement with Artsakhi leaders for peaceful solution of problems. Un-
    fortunately Azaries never been honest & fair in their manner, always looking to outsmart Armenian gvern-
    mentment with deception to avoid Artsakhi negotiators then pretend Armenia occupied Azarbaijan. Later
    or sooner Azari government will learn sit down & negotiate with Artsakhis representatives.

  2. Alex Postallian said:

    Who isn’t on azerbaturks black list….ONLY THE BIG BASTARD BROTHER,jerky turkey….