Armenia - Azerbaijan - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (20.02.18)


Q - During his party conference on February 8 in Baku, President Ilham Aliyev again publicly affirmed that “Erevan and Zangezur are our historical territories” and “we as Azerbaijanis should return to this historic land,” “this is our political and strategic goal, we should gradually make progress toward achieving it.” What is France’s position with respect to these remarks, which not only contravene the Minsk Group principles, but also constitute a threat to the existence of Armenia?

A - France remains fully committed to the search for a negotiated solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

It calls on the parties to the conflict to work in good faith toward that end, notably by refraining from any statement or action likely to exacerbate tensions.