Azerbaijani FM receives French National Assembly MPs
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr.1 /Trend /
Azerbaijani foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov received MPs of French National Assembly Christian Bataille and Roland Blum, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported.
The main topic of discussion at the meeting was the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Elmar Mammadyarov said that Armenia occupied Azerbaijani territories and roughly violates international legal norms and principles, and stressed the need firstly to eliminate the results of the occupation. The minister emphasized the step-by-step settlement of the conflict: the withdrawal of Armenian forces from occupied Azerbaijani territories, the establishment normal conditions for living in these areas, open communication, return of IDPs to their homes and in the end - the determination of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The lasting peace and security in the region can be ensured only on the basis of these principles of the settlement," - Mammadyarov said.
French MPs expressed confidence in resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the near future and the importance of increasing international efforts in this direction.
Also other issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting.