Armenian Community of France to Protest Aliyev’s Visit


PARIS, France (A.W.)— The Armenian community of France will be protesting Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s Paris visit on March 14, according to Co-chairman of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organization in France and Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau member Franck Papazian.

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev at a Security Council meeting on April 2, 2016 (Photo:

“Aliyev will be meeting with the President of France… We are protesting to condemn his visit to France, the Aliyev regime, and the militarization of Azerbaijan, while showing our support to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) and the self determination of the people of Artsakh,” Papazian told Yerevan-based Armenpress news.

According to Papazian, a large crowd is expected to protest the visit. “We must do what we can in order for the media to cover our issue,” added Papazian. “The demonstration will take place at a location where there’s a large number of people, including tourists.”

Aliyev will arrive to France on March 14 as a part of an official two-day visit.


  1. My fellow Armenians instead of protest move to Armenia to build a super power in the region. We can do it. In reality, we do not have any alternative.

  2. The only reason Armenia has become at all powerful is because of all the Armenians abroad supporting it.
    So while I agree with the sentiment that it would be nice if many Armenians went back to support Armenia from the inside we still need all the support we can muster from the outside.

  3. Totally useless waste of effort. Poudre aux yeux as they say in French. Instead, I suggest they protest about flagrant human rights violations presently going on in Armenia. How about protesting in front of the Armenian embassy in Paris about Arthur Sargsyan’s (the bringer of bread) inhumane and unlawful detention that is engendering his life? A despicable act from the era of Stalin in modern day Armenia.

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