Ambassador: France is commited to find solution for peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict

  03 June 2013    Read: 380
Ambassador: France is commited to find solution for peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict
France as a co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group is very much commited to find a solution for peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict, French ambassador to Azerbaijan Pascal Monnier told media today.
"France and Azerbaijan discuss bilateral relationships and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement on the level of foreign ministers," he said. "The think tanks must think about the future of the region. So I think that if this kind of report is brought to the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan and OSCE Minsk Group, it can be a positive contribution to settlement of the conflict."

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council`s four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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