MILLI MAJLIS TO WAIT FOR FRENCH CONSTITUTIONAL COURT’S RULING ON CRIMINALIZING DENIAL OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Azerbaijan Business Center
Feb 1 2012
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. At today’s opening meeting of the spring session
the Azerbaijani MPs have discussed the adoption of the law by the
French Senate criminalizing the denial of the “genocide” of Armenians
in the Ottoman Empire in 1915-17.
MP Siyavush Novruzov suggested the ruling party and the opposition to
come forward with a consolidated position as solution of this matter
is a problem of everyone.
Parliament speaker Ogtay Asadov stressed that the government and
Milli Majlis had made every effort to prevent the decision of the
“Now we have to await the decision of the Constitutional Court of
France in respect of the law to plan our next steps,” the speaker said.
MP Ganira Pashayeva proposed Milli Majlis to address to the Turkish
counterparts to recognize the destroying the residents of Khojaly by
Armenians as genocide as Azerbaijanis by Armenians.
“If, however, France will pass a law criminalizing the denial of
genocide, one should reconsider the question of France’s participation
in the OSCE Minsk Group on Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno
Garabagh confict,” she said.