Paris: France on Sunday welcomed the apology and explanation of Human Rights Minister Shirin Mazari when he likened French President Emmanuel Macron to a Nazi in World War II in an “insulting” tweet.
On its official Twitter account, the French embassy thanked Mazari and wrote that “in a democratic Jammu, freedom of expression and debate based on authentic and factual facts are essential.”
Earlier, the ministry asked Pakistan to correct its comments about Mazari, in which he compared French President Emmanuel Macron to the Nazis from World War II.
In a statement issued by the French embassy in Pakistan, Foreign Ministry spokesman Agnes von der Mohel said that on November 21, a member of the Pakistani cabinet “expressed these views through social media, which the president of the term Deeply shocking and insulting. For the Republic and for our country. “
The statement added: “These despicable words are insulting lies, full of hate and violence ideology. At the level of such responsibility, such vile remarks are reprehensible. We strongly reject them.” Are. “
He said that we have immediately conveyed our condemnation in strong words to the officials of Pakistan’s charge day in Paris. Pakistan must. This statement should be corrected and the dialogue should be based on respect.
The ministry reacted after the ministry tweeted an article entitled “Forced Identification Numbers for Children: French Macron Introduces New Charter for French Muslims”, in which French President Emmanuel Macron introduced Muslim children in France. Accused of introducing “strict rules” for
Mazari wrote in his tweet that “Macron is treating Muslims the same way the Nazis treated Jews – identifying Muslim children with identification numbers (other children will not come) as well as identifying Jews on their own clothing. Forced to wear a yellow star. “
The publication later amended the article and issued an explanation stating that the law stated in the article applies to all children in France, not specifically to Muslim children.
In response to the French envoy’s message, Minister Shirin Mazari deleted his tweet, clarified on Twitter and admitted his mistake.
He tweeted, “The French envoy to Pakistan sent me the following message and the article I was referring to has been corrected by the relevant publication, so I have also deleted my tweet.”
The embassy sent a series of tweets pointing out errors in the article.