French side has refused to provide any explanation and declined cooperation in the investigation - Azerbaijan's MFA

French side has refused to provide any explanation and declined cooperation in the investigation - Azerbaijan
# 10 January 2024 08:56 (UTC +04:00)

The Azerbaijani side has fully complied with the national legislation and international obligations while taking measures against the mentioned French citizen. Since his de"ention the Consular officers of the French Embassy have visited the suspect several times and are fully aware about the case, said Aykhan Hajizada, MFA Spokesperson, APA reports.

"Moreover, notwithstanding the fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan has addressed the note verbale to the Embassy of France in Azerbaijan requesting the investigation of the case regarding the collaboration of the mentioned person with two employees of the French Embassy, the French side has refused to provide any explanation and declined cooperation in the investigation. Therefore, these two employees were declared as personae non gratae by Azerbaijan.

We once again strongly urge the French side to cease the intervention into the internal affairs of Azerbaijan and the criminal investigation measures related the mentioned case," he said.

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