Why is the French Senate reluctant to pass a resolution on France’s actions in Rwanda? (NEWS.AZ ANALYSIS)
(Cemetery of victims of the genocide in Rwanda, in which France was closely involved)
By Ulviyya Zulfikar
The not so distant past. 1994. The genocide of Tutsis by Hutus in Rwanda lasted 100 days, claiming the lives of approximately 800,000 people. France provided political, financial and military support to the Hutus who pursued the policy of genocide during this period. Even the personal participation of French soldiers in the genocide can be attested by archives and photos. However, until today, France has not officially acknowledged its close involvement in the genocide, and that it was complicit in this crime.
On November 15, the upper house of the French parliament again adopted a biased resolution, trampling on the norms and principles of international law on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan.
France was co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group which brokered the 30-year-old Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict resolution process and continues to call itself a “mediator”. Even during its mediation, France obstructed the peace process by unilaterally supporting Armenia. Also, as we know, reprehensible thoughts are circulating in the Western Hemisphere about France’s unsuccessful mediation in the Ukraine war.
PARADOX – The parliament of the co-chairing country, which avoided admitting its involvement in the genocide of 800,000 innocent civilians in Rwanda for 20 years and pursued a colonial policy by occupying nearly 50 countries, thinks it has the right to pass a resolution against Azerbaijan, which has already restored justice by liberating its occupied territories. Why? Raison?
We – including the French parliament – all know the reason. Support for the Armenian lobby. Anti-Turkish, racist and anti-Azeri position.
The presence of the largest Armenian lobby in France is not even a secret for the French.
In the past two years, the French parliament passed the third resolution against Azerbaijan. On November 25, 2020, just days after Azerbaijan liberated its lands, a resolution – against the internationally recognized territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan – calling for recognition of the so-called Karabakh regime was passed, and on December 3, 2020, the lower house also passed an anti-Azerbaijan resolution.
It should be noted that the reason why none of the French institutions, including the French parliament and parliamentarians and law enforcement agencies, commented on the attack of the Armenian radicals on the Azerbaijani embassy in Paris he some time ago, and not a single person among the attackers has been arrested. Images of the Azerbaijani embassy employee fighting alone against Armenian radicals are still circulating on the Internet.
(18.09.2022 – Armenian radicals attack the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France)
(Embassy employee of Azerbaijan fighting alone against radicals)
Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron made pro-Armenian remarks, presenting himself as “more Armenian than Armenian”. Immediately after his participation in the quadrilateral meeting in Prague, Macron, in an interview with the France 2 television channel, called Karabakh “disputed territory within Azerbaijan” contradicting the peace process and showing its inadequacy as a political figure. Why should the president of a country running for co-president declare the sovereign territory of a “disputed” country ignoring all international norms and principles?
We believe that they will devote themselves so much to the Armenian lobby and the Armenian position in France that they will find out lately that relations with Azerbaijan, the most developed country in the region, are slowly breaking down. And then GOODBYE FRANCE!
Ulviyya Zulfikar is the editor-in-chief of News.Az.