Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur
Turkey on Feb. 9 welcomed the peaceful voting in Azerbaijan.
"We wish that the parliamentary elections held today will be auspicious for brotherly Azerbaijan," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It also congratulated President Ilham Aliyev and the New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) under his leadership, for their election success.
Due to the national strike, the Eiffel Tower is closed today. Access to the esplanade remains open and free of charge
French unions have resumed their fight against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plan after the law is to be discussed in the National Assembly. But participation in strikes and protests is diminishing.
The European Commission will propose changes to the system for letting new countries into the European Union to give existing members more say, in a bid to mollify France which has vetoed expansion of the bloc to six countries in the Balkans.
In October, President Emmanuel Macron halted the process of admitting Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter of congratulations to Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the top judge elected by Parliament earlier this month as Greece's new president.
In his letter to the former Council of State president, Putin stressed the "traditional" friendship between the two nations and heralded a deepening of dialogue and cooperation.