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The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry handed the French ambassador to Baku a note of protest amid the adoption by the National Assembly of the country of a resolution calling on the government to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Foreign Ministry press-office reported on Friday.

French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Zachary Gross was summoned to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry on December 4. The ambassador was handed a note of protest at the meeting from the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry in connection with the resolution on Protection of the Armenian people and Christian communities of Europe and East adopted by the French National Assembly, the report says.

The French ambassador noted he would bring the position of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry officially to Paris. On Thursday, the French National Assembly supported a resolution adopted earlier by the Senate (lower house of parliament), which calls on the country's authorities to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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