Monday, March 4, 2024

Azerbaijan says expelled two French diplomats

Two employees at the French embassy in Baku were declared personae non gratae for engaging in activities contrary to their diplomatic status, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry confirmed, adding that the two diplomats were asked to leave the country within 48 hours.

“On December 26, French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Bouillon was summoned to the [Azerbaijani] Ministry of Foreign Affairs” to inform her about the decision, the Azerbaijani diplomatic agency said in a statement.

The head of the French diplomatic mission was handed a note of protest, the ministry added.

On December 23, a number of Azerbaijani media outlets reported that a French spy network had been exposed in the South Caucasian republic.

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