Armenia – Azerbaijan – Blockade of the Lachin corridor (27 July 2023)


France deplores Azerbaijan’s ongoing blockade of the Lachin corridor, which contravenes the commitments it undertook in the ceasefire agreement and jeopardizes the negotiating process. We express our full support for the July 26th statement by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning the humanitarian situation affecting the population of Nagorno-Karabakh.

France calls on Azerbaijan to comply with its international commitments and to implement the provisional measures indicated by the International Court of Justice in its February 22nd order, which are binding.

We demand the restoration of free movement for people, goods and cargo throughout the Lachin corridor, in both directions, and the continuous supply of gas and electricity to the population.

Alongside the EU, France remains fully committed to promoting a just and lasting peace in the region, a message that was expressed by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs during her visit to Armenia and Azerbaijan at the end of April.