YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia)—France hopes that Azerbaijan and Armenia will spare no effort to ease tension on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Pascal Meunier told APA on Wednesday.
The escalation of tension has lead to the death of both Azerbaijani and Armenian civilians, the ambassador said.
“Recently, I have met with civilians in Azerbaijan, and they told me that Azerbaijanis and Armenians have lived in peace for hundreds of years. Many people hope these times will return. It also depends on external factors,” Meunier said.
The ambassador also commented on the possibility of holding a meeting between Azerbaijan’s and Armenia’s foreign ministers. “I read about it. I am aware that the [OSCE] co-chairs are working on arranging a meeting of [the] foreign ministers in New York. The main objective of this is to assist Azerbaijan and Armenia in finding a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia may meet in New York on September 24-25 as part of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, said Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov, Trend reports.
He made the remarks on September 15 at a briefing with his Turkish counterpart Feridun Sinirlioglu.
Mammadyarov said that according to the format, he and the Armenia’s foreign minister, Edward Nalbandian, will each meet first with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, and then meet together for joint discussions.