France has decided to recall its ambassador to Azerbaijan for consultations.

Accordingly, Paris asserts that this decision was made due to “unilateral actions by Azerbaijan, which are detrimental to relations between the two countries”, says the French Foreign Ministry.

French President Emmanuel Macron received Ambassador Anne Boillon. 

Meanwhile, actions carried out by the State Security Service of Azerbaijan in early December 2023 resulted in the exposure of an extensive network of agents from French intelligence services in Azerbaijan. Within a short period, dozens of French spies were identified, some of whom had operated in Azerbaijan at various times, while others continued to work undercover in different countries and prestigious international organizations.