Despite Azerbaijan's "good will", just a week after the meeting in Prague, the French President made "insulting, unacceptable, false and provocative statements." Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said this, speaking at a meeting of CIS leaders in Astana.
"...It was stated that France will never leave Armenia. This is, as they say, a question of bilateral relations. And there were also tendentious statements addressed to the Russian Federation, namely that "Russia played an Azerbaijani game". How politically correct it is for the President of a great country to use the backyard language is up to the French public to decide. For our part, we strongly condemn and reject such statements, and see no possibility for France to play any role in the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations under such an attitude of the French government," Aliyev said, accusing Macron of "manipulation of facts.
He further accused the French foreign minister of "lying" and recalled the "attacks" on Azerbaijani embassies in France.