Minister of State for European Affairs Harlem Désir will be in Armenia and Azerbaijan on April 25 and 26.
In Yerevan, he will be welcomed by President Serzh Sargsyan and will meet with Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. He will also visit the Genocide Memorial.
In Baku, Mr. Désir will be welcomed by President Ilham Aliyev and will meet with Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Education Minister Mikayil Jabbarov. He will also attend the inauguration ceremony for the 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations.
With his interlocutors in both capitals, Mr. Désir will discuss the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, underscoring France’s commitment to the cease-fire and to the resumption of the negotiations mediated by the co-chairmen of the Minsk Group to achieve a peaceful and lasting settlement of that conflict. He will also review the status of the two countries’ relations with the EU, as well as our bilateral relationship.