France, Paris, 15 February / corr. Trend A. Maharramli/ The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and France discussed the energy cooperation with the European Union (EU) during the talks held in Paris on 14 February. "The cooperation between France and Azerbaijan is on the high level and the diversification of energy sources will be key priorities during the chairmanship of France in EU from 1 July," Bernar Kushner, the foreign minister of France said in Paris on 14 February.
"The French foreign minister welcomed the proposal concerning the peace talks between Baku and Yerevan on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during his meeting with Elmar Mammadyarov, his Azerbaijani counterpart," the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France said to Trend. "The fact that the peace talks between still continue in spite of the presidential elections to be held in Armenia and Azerbaijan is a good signal," Kushner said during the meeting.
The French minister stressed the significance of the continuation of the talks on the basis of the principles stated in the document introduced to the conflicting parties in November 2007 in Madrid by the co-chairmen of OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Minsk group.
The ministers discussed the issues concerning the media in Azerbaijan as well. Kushner emphasized the importance of the cooperation of Azerbaijan with EU and OSCE in media issues and added that France attaches great importance to such matters," the press service of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said to Trend.
Bernar Fasye, the French co-chairman of OSCE Minsk group also took part in the meeting.