Alfortville wants France to recognize Artsakh’s independence
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 9, ARMENPRESS. The Alfortville City Council has unanimously voted in favor of the recognition of the Republic of Artsakh by France, Alfortville Deputy Mayor Garo Khachikian said on Twitter.
The Council also approved a decision on providing French assistance by Alfortville to the Armenian population of Artsakh.
Le conseil municipal d’@Alfortville_94 vient de voter un vœu à l’unanimité : reconnaissance de la République du #HautKarabagh (#Artsakh en arménien) par la #France et une aide financière exceptionnelle d’Alfortville pour la population arménienne d’Artsakh— Garo Khachikian (@GaroKhachikian) October 8, 2020
Earlier Mayor of Alfortville Luc Carvounas condemned the bombardment of the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Artsakh’s Shushi. “I want to express my full support to my Armenian friends and my deep pain over the bombardment of the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi which led to serious damages”, he said, adding that with this step Azerbaijan is trying to give a religious coloring to the conflict.
“The international community can no longer remain blind to the ongoing tragic incidents. It should put an end to the actions of Azerbaijan and Turkey. More than ever, France, as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair, should fully play its role. I once again repeat my call to recognize independent Republic of Artsakh”, the Mayor said.
Alfortville is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France.
Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan