Valerie Pecresse, a French presidential candidate from the center-right Republican Party, accused the French authorities of inaction after some statements by President Ilham Aliyev about her visit to Nagorno Karabakh at the end of December, RIA Novosti reported citing the Europe 1 radio station.
The president of Azerbaijan made a completely shocking statement regarding her visit. President said that he would not let her go back if he knew about Pecresse's visit.
She stressed that the issue of Christians of the East was at the core of her commitment and protecting Armenia in that sense was very important.
The politician said that the government's silence in not defending a presidential candidate and called it a scandal.
Earlier, Pecresse announced that she intended to file a complaint because of the statements of the Azerbaijani President, which she considers a threat.
The Azerbaijani leader called Pecresse's trip to Karabakh provocative, noting that it was directed against French President Emmanuel Macron, and its purpose was to get Armenian votes in the upcoming presidential elections.