Armenia – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and his counterpart Edward Nalbandian (Paris, Dec. 22)

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Jean-Yves Le Drian et Edward Nalbandian, Ministre des Affaires étrangères d’Arménie

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Jean-Yves Le Drian et Edward Nalbandian, Ministre des Affaires étrangères d’Arménie

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Jean-Yves Le Drian et Edward Nalbandian, Ministre des Affaires étrangères d’Arménie

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This meeting provided an opportunity to underscore the strength of the ties between France and Armenia.

Jean-Yves Le Drian received Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian on December 22.

This meeting provided an opportunity to underscore the strength of the ties between France and Armenia. The two ministers commended the quality of the political dialogue between the two countries, as well as the importance of our cooperation, one of the greatest successes of which is the French University of Armenia, which has educated several thousand Armenian students over the last 20 years. They agreed on the need to maintain this momentum, notably in the economic sphere.

Jean-Yves Le Drian assured his Armenian counterpart of France’s full commitment to supporting the efforts of the Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group to encourage a negotiated resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He underscored the importance of implementing the decisions made by the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents during their meeting in Geneva on October 16.

The two ministers also discussed preparations for the next Francophonie Summit due to take place in Yerevan from October 11-12, 2018, as well as the implementation of the framework agreement signed on November 24 between Armenia and the EU.