M. Stéphane Séjourné, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, had a meeting in Paris with his Armenian counterpart, Mr Ararat Mirzoyan, today, Friday 9 February 2024.
The Minister signalled France’s unconditional, full and steadfast commitment in support of Armenia’s sovereignty and resilience.
The ministers discussed the priorities for strengthening our bilateral cooperation projects, particularly the development of infrastructure projects in the fields of transport, energy and water. They also spoke about bolstering relations between the European Union and Armenia. Furthermore, France is continuing to step up its humanitarian support for Armenia and the refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, with aid now amounting to €29 million in 2023 and enabling us to support actions by NGOs, the ICRC, the Armenian Red Cross and United Nations agencies to welcome and take social, medical, educational and financial care of these especially vulnerable people.
Finally, the ministers reviewed discussions aimed at normalizing relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Minister reiterated France’s support for the mediation efforts of the European Union and United States. There can be no just and lasting peace without respect for international law, sovereignty, territorial integrity and the inviolability of the two States’ borders.