France committed to bringing negotiated solution to Karabakh conflict

France has reiterated the belief that the current status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh is unsustainable.

“A year ago, the hostilities that had broken out in Nagorno-Karabakh between April 2 and 5, to the grief of the people of the region, were suspended. As co-chair of the Minsk Group, France worked actively with its Russian and American partners to end the fighting and resume negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” the Foreign Ministry of France said in a statement.

“France reiterates its belief that the current status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh is unsustainable and that there can be no military solution to the conflict. It calls on the parties to respect the commitments made at the Vienna Summits of 16 May 2016 and St. Petersburg on 20 June 2016, namely respect for the ceasefire, confidence-building measures and recovery Negotiations,” the statement reads.

“As the President of the Republic, during his recent talks in Paris with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, reiterated, France remains fully committed to bringing a negotiated and lasting solution to this conflict for the benefit of stability, stability and prosperity of the entire region,” the statement concludes.

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