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The French government considers the resolution on assistance to Armenia does not reflect the official position.

The resolution was adopted by the French Senate and National Assembly the day before.

The official website of the French Foreign Ministry posted a statement on the authorities' official position on the resolution.

"This text is a parliamentary initiative and does not reflect the official position of the French government, it was adopted independently, in accordance with the principle of separation of powers.

The government's position is known, it is reflected in ministerial statements, in particular on November 29, that "France continues to encourage the parties to move forward in the negotiations to achieve a chance for peace."

"In this context, the President of the Republic promoted a meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Prague, a meeting that in particular led to the deployment of an EU observer mission to Armenia," the statement reads.

In the meantime, there was an unfortunate error in the text of the official communication of the French Foreign Ministry. The French Foreign Ministry turned out to be unaware that Nikol Pashinyan, who was present at the Prague meeting, is Armenia's prime minister, but not the president (les Présidents arménien et azerbaïdjanais). Inattention to such "details" gives grounds for far-reaching conclusions.

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