Azerbaijani television broadcasts a song hostile to Macron, sung by children.
Published on 24.10.2022 by Laïla Hachimi
The Epoch Time reports that, the anti-Macron song, featuring a presenter and a group of children, was broadcast on the Facebook page of the Azerbaijani channel ITV on October 18. This musical performance follows the words of the French president who said that Baku had launched hostilities against Armenia.
The song, accompanied by a choir of about fifteen children, lasts three minutes and ten seconds and it is far from praising the French president.
Emmanuel Macron accused of being “pro-Armenian»
The President of the Republic is described there as “ someone who talks nonsense, as if he were drunk“, noted Eurasianet, an independent news organization that covers news from the South Caucasus and Central Asia. After each verse sung by the presenter Aziz Aliyev, the children continue in chorus by chanting the syllables of the first name of the French president.
The song also accuses the French president of being “ pro-Armenian” and to do “ false promises“. Emmanuel Macron has become the target of criticism in Azerbaijan, since the statements he made during a television interview on October 12 on France 2. The French president had assured that France “ don’t let armenia down“, that “Armenia is a country with which we have a unique bond” and “Azerbaijan launched several offensives along the border. We condemned them. We will not let the Armenians go“.
Emmanuel Macron also declared during this interview that Azerbaijan had launched “a terrible warin 2020. His comments sparked an avalanche of criticism in Russia and Azerbaijan.
“Insulting” statements for Azerbaijan
Armenia and Azerbaijan are two countries of the former Soviet Union and are in conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the region is part of Azerbaijan but is populated by Armenians. The war of 2020 “ended with a ceasefire and mediation by Russia, which deployed 2,000 Russian soldiers to watch over this truce“recalls our colleagues from CNews. But the conflict restarted on September 13, at least 286 people were killed on the border between the two countries, while the attention of the world was turned to the conflict in Ukraine.
This did not prevent Emmanuel Macron from trying to establish a dialogue between the Prime Ministers of the two countries at the end of September. However, since his statements of October 12, he seems to have been sidelined in the field of mediations by his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev who declared: “Despite the goodwill shown by Azerbaijan, only a week after the meeting in Prague, the French President made insulting, unacceptable, false and provocative statements“, remarks reported by Eurasianet which also quoted the reaction of the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs: “Lhe opinions expressed by the French President against Azerbaijan seriously call into question the neutrality and impartiality of his mediation efforts. »