Selin ATAY-TDO- “According to international law, the Nagorno-Karabakh region is Azerbaijani territory. Therefore, you have no right to intervene unless it is the request of the sovereign state," President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech at the center of an association collecting aid for Armenia.
President Macron visited the headquarters of the French Armenian Support Fund, which collects aid for the Armenian population in Nagorno-Karabakh. President Macron showed his support for the Armenian community with this visit.
When Macron was asked "What is stopping you from intervening in (Nagorno-Karabakh) as part of the fight against terrorism?", he said that "I was the first international leader to condemn the issue of jihadists brought in from Syria. I had the same reaction when Turkey did this in Libya. I think it's a big responsibility.”
"However, according to international law, the definition of the United Nations, the Nagorno-Karabakh region is Azerbaijani territory. And you have no right to intervene unless it is at the request of the sovereign state. For example, we intervened in Mali because the state invited us, saying 'terrorists are attacking us'. In the Syrian region, we joined coalition forces because terrorists were again attacking States. In Nagorno-Karabakh, the situation is very different, so it is a more complex event." Macron said.
Emmanuel Macron also stressed the importance of providing humanitarian assistance to 120 thousand people who have fled Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 other regions and "at least one million Armenians living in unbearable conditions". Macron announced that the first aid plane carrying the aid of the French government and the Armenian Association will take off from France today.
The French leader also expressed that France wants a cultural truce so that the cultural and religious heritage of Armenians in the Nagorno-Karabakh region is not destroyed. Macron also said he demanded international supervision of the ceasefire agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia.