“The resolution adopted by the French Senate is symbolic.”

French historian Maxime Gauin told the local bureau of the Report while commenting on the French Senate’s resolution on the recognition of the so-called “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic” adopted yesterday.

According to him, the resolution has no legal basis: “This is a non-binding resolution. Although non-binding resolutions are passed by parliament, they are rarely considered by the government. According to the Constitution, it is up to the government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to recognize or not to recognize any state. Thus, even if the resolution adopted by the French Senate can be called something symbolic, it has no legal force.”