Armenia/Azerbaijan - Q&A (8 December 2023)


Do you have any comment on yesterday evening’s announcement regarding Armenia and Azerbaijan? Is it a first step toward normalization? What is the significance of this announcement?

France welcomes the positive signal sent by the joint statement issued by Armenia and Azerbaijan and the goodwill gestures by both countries, particularly regarding a prisoner exchange.

We hope these announcements are a first step toward resolving the situation of prisoners, detainees and the disappeared.

France supports the swift resumption of negotiations on a peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, with the support of the EU and the United States. As the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs has said repeatedly, there can be no lasting peace without respect for international law and the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders between the two nations.