“One of France’s largest companies, the energy giant Total Energies, plans to construct a power station in Nakhchivan with a total capacity of 650 MW. The electricity generated at the station will be exported to Turkey and Europe.
Of course, this does not prevent Aliyev from speaking about Paris, which he claims suffers from a colonial complex. It also does not deter Paris from adopting a pro-Armenian rhetoric.
In other words, rhetoric is one thing, but no one intends to refuse beneficial cooperation on the ground. Which is entirely normal.
The activation of the French energy giant in Nakhchivan should be considered in the context of a possible opening of the so-called “Zangezur Corridor.” I would like to remind you that since 2020, Baku has promised to lay a gas pipeline and an electrical transmission line through this corridor to facilitate deliveries to the West, with the goal of reducing energy dependence on Russia.
It is important to understand that individuals with a direct influence on France’s domestic and foreign policy are part of the board of directors of Total Energies. This is especially important for certain politicians and pseudo-experts who anticipate French ships ascending to the Armenian highlands,” writes Davtyan.