The country turned into a regional power in just a decade
An amazing article about Azerbaijan was published at the French website Afrique – Asie.fr.
It is of interest first of all, because it was written by the Frenchman who visited Azerbaijan for the first time. It is also encouraging that this journalist describes what he saw objectively, without distortion. Below is a shortened version of the article.
The Caucasus region seems to be a distant place for the French.
However, it is with this country that France maintains relations which go back a long way. It is no coincidence that in 2017, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was invited to the Elysee Palace by former French President Francois Hollande.
And two years earlier in 2014 the French President took part in the inauguration of the French Lyceum upon his arrival in Azerbaijan. There he made a statement, which, later, was immortalized at the entrance of the Lyceum building: “Relations between the two countries are ancient.”
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