Hollande: France appreciates and supports Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
France makes efforts for the existing conflicts to be solved through negotiations, French President Francois Hollande said.
President Hollande made the remarks in Baku on Monday, May 12 at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
"You are already aware of the position of France and Europe - Europe and France always greatly assess and support Azerbaijan's territorial integrity," President Hollande said. "We make efforts for the existing conflicts to be solved through negotiations. This is also the main goal of our visit to the Caucasus."
French president also said he will visit Armenia tonight.
"Why? Because, 20 years passes since the date when the ceasefire agreement on the Karabakh conflict was signed and entered into force. Great steps have not yet been achieved throughout this period," President Hollande stressed.
"As an OSCE Minsk Group co-chair France also has a great responsibility. We also should take certain efforts for the settlement of this conflict, as well as restoration of confidence."
Francois Hollande stressed that these talks will also continue in Armenia in the second half of the day.
France always makes efforts to settle this conflict, he added.