FRANCE WILL GAIN NOTHING FROM LAW ON PUNISHMENT FOR DENIAL OF "GENOCIDE OF ARMENIANS"
Ïðaâî Âûaîða, Azerbaijan
Oct 16 2006
France will gain nothing from law on punishment for denial of
"genocide of Armenians". This law may cast a shadow on French-Turkish
and French-Azerbaijani relations. As AzerTaj informs these words
were said by Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan, Bernard Amaudric
du Shaffaut, at press conference held October 13 in connection with
adoption of law on punishment for denial of "genocide of Armenians"
during first reading of National Assembly of France. Ambassador said:
"We regret that the law was passed in first reading. Government of
France was against it, and this position is unchanged. Government
holds that there is no need for law on punishment for denial of
"genocide of Armenians".
Having underlined that the law hasn’t come in force yet, Ambassador
said that for this purpose, first of all the document should be
approved by Senate. If some amendments are made to it, it will be
returned to National Assembly for development. In case the law is
approved by Senate, then Constitutional Council may adopt resolution
concerning the absence of the document in Constitution of the
country. Moreover, President of the country may return the law to
the parliament for development.
Ambassador hopes that senators, elected for 9 year term, will be
more reasonable and they won’t approve this decision. Government will
endeavor to prevent enforcement of the above law.