Armenia - Azerbaijan - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (26.10.18)

Q - Numerous agreements – in the form of friendship charters – continue to be signed between French municipalities and de facto local authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh. What is the French authorities’ response?

A - France’s position is clear and unambiguous: France does not recognize the “Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.” The agreements signed by local authorities are not binding on the French government and do not have any legal consequences.

As a co-chair of the Minsk Group, France will continue its mediation efforts between Armenia and Azerbaijan with the utmost impartiality.