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France, in the grip of strong and nationwide protests over the
irrational domestic and external policies of President Emmanuel
Macron, is dispatching its Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna to
Baku in the hope of“persuading” the Azerbaijani leadership“to
open the Lachin road”.
The issue in question is about the road official Baku has been
stating for over 100 days that it is open for normal communications
but is blocked for smuggling weapons and landmines as well as
servicemen from Armenia into the part of Karabakh under the
temporary control of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.
The recent evidence of illicit military deliveries from Armenia
to the separatists in Karabakh as demonstrated by video clips of
the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry indicates that Armenia is
determined to aggravate the overall situation in the region and
avoid signing a peace deal despite the requirements of the November
10, 2020, tripartite deal.
However, pro-Armenian forces keep alleging that the Lachin
corridor is blocked by Azerbaijan and that it is a violation of
human rights, forgetting about Baku's constitutional right to
restore full control over its internationally-recognized sovereign
Ahead of embarking on the visit to Baku, the French foreign
minister, unaware of diplomatic etiquette and good manners, tweeted
to say that France condemns the so-called 'closure' of the Lachin
road by Azerbaijan from the first day and that she intends to visit
Baku and Yerevan to convey this message.
Well, actually, she does not need to visit Armenia as the French
establishment is second to none when it comes to protecting the
aggressive and separatist policies of Armenia.
Catherine Colonna, like the French establishment, is under
influence of the Armenian propaganda peppered and fuelled by dirty
money from various Armenian diaspora and lobby groups, which are
driven by enmity against Azerbaijan to obstruct its efforts to
restore full control over its lands regained in 2020 following the
second Karabakh war.
The choice of improper language and style by the top French
diplomat ahead of her announced visit to the region and plan to
have a meeting with the Azerbaijani leadership indicate how
ignorant and disrespectful the top French diplomat of diplomatic
rules and arrogant is.
At this point, we are unaware of plans in Baku with regard to
meetings with Colonna. It might turn out that due to busy agenda or
foreign visits, the Azerbaijani president or the foreign minister
might be unable to receive her.
The Azerbaijani president's position on France's genocide of
Algerians, atrocities, and abuse of aboriginals of Africa and
others is well-known to the Paris establishment. The latest
evidence of the abuse of the rights of Corsicans has not been
forgotten and the Azerbaijani media have covered in-depth the
colonial policies of France's Macron in the second decade of the
As a member of the Azerbaijani parliament put it rightly "it is
hard to understand whether those statements were made by a minister
or a student. The French foreign minister must realize that we are
not the island of Corsica or countries that France enslaved, but
the leading nation of the South Caucasus - Azerbaijan. Same
Azerbaijan declared to the whole world about the crimes of France
from the highest rostrum and urged it to apologize. And today
Azerbaijan expresses its disagreement with the hypocritical and
sanctimonious policy of France, putting it in its place."
The way French diplomacy manifests itself currently indicates
that it has lost touch with reality. The French establishment, in
particular, the Macron government is under wrong and misguided
principles and forgets that it is the XXI century and they cannot
and have no right to revive colonial rules wherever they wish in
the vortex of events that bode no good.
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna is overly active on
all fronts and is trying to make up for the shortcomings of her
patron Emmanuel Macron with modest breakthroughs. The desire is
there, but the result leaves much to be desired. Small successes
will not be able to ennoble the big negative background that Macron
has accumulated over two presidential terms.
For some reason, the French leaders designated the South
Caucasus as an area for a recording breakthrough for themselves,
which from afar does not seem so difficult to comprehend. After the
44-day war, which took place under the sign of Azerbaijan's clear
military-political advantage, Paris began to nervously reflect,
because its aggressor protégé had collapsed.