10 Jul 2018 14:19

France lifts embargo on sales of defense products to Azerbaijan - media

BAKU. July 10 (Interfax) - The French authorities have lifted a ban on sales of defense products made by its military-industrial companies to Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani news site AzeriDefence reported on Tuesday.

"Paris has lifted the ban on French companies' sales of defense products to Azerbaijan. Military-industrial companies of this country have already started working on marketing," AzeriDefence reported, citing military sources.

France's military industry will be broadly represented at the ADEX 2018 international defense exhibition in Azerbaijan on September 25-27.

"In particular, such leading companies as MBDA Systems, the CIFAL Group, the Naval Group, Airbus Defense, Etienne Lacroix, Nexter Systems, Proengin, Thales, and others will be represented at ADEX 2018," the report said.

In the early 1990s, a number of European countries and the United States imposed a ban on sales of weapons to Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.