France interested in Georgia’s partnership to build trust between Azerbaijan and Armenia
Tbilisi, Georgia, May 14
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia is attempting to overcome a difficult situation between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the region, French President Francois Hollande said in Tbilisi on May 13.
"Together, we are looking for a way out of this situation," he said. "We look forward to a partnership with Georgia in this matter."
The French president recalled that his country is a member of the Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
edited by CN