Hollande Talks Karabakh Conflict with Erdogan

French President Francoise Hollande (right) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference after their meeting in Paris

YEREVAN (Armenpress)—During a meeting with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, French President François Hollande touched upon the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and the meeting between the Armenian and Azeri Presidents Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev, which was held in Paris on Oct. 27.

Speaking to journalists, François Hollande said that the meeting of the two heads of state with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group was an important one. The French President found that the Paris meeting between Sarkisian and Aliyev was much more productive than it has been assessed.

The meeting was a positive step according to the French President, who said that the two presidents agree on basic principles on the issue, which can produce an opportunity to create progress. Among other things, Hollande stated that Turkey’s interest in the issue is also taken into consideration.

On Oct. 27, at the invitation of French President Francois Hollande, negotiations over the Karabakh conflict were held between Sarkisian and Aliyev at the Paris Marine Palace. After meeting the French President, the Armenian and Azeri Presidents conducted negotiations with the participation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Anjey Kasperchik, followed by a private conversation between Sarkisian and Aliyev.

The day’s results were summed up late in the evening at a joint meeting between Presidents Hollande, Sarkisian, Aliyev and the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. The participants attached great importance to continuing dialogue within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group and confidence-building efforts in order to make progress in peaceful negotiations. The absence of an alternative to a peaceful resolution of the conflict was stressed. The parties made an arrangement to proceed with high-level negotiations.


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  1. Areg said:

    Why does Erdogan need to be updated on what is going on in our independent Artsakh. Turkey has not and Azerbaijan is no longer partner on the discussion table. And, let us be frank together, why are these nonsense talks going on these days?
    The brave Artsakh people have closed for good the ugly history of Azerbaijani memory. Let us move on for bertter things to do. Artsakh people are not interested in your smiles, hand shakings, photo taking sessions, toasts, promises, lies, back stabbings. We do not trust you. Kapish?

  2. sebastaci Murad said:

    turkey go stick your bloody nose elsewhere…stop supporting terrorist like ISIS…
    Get out of CYPRUS
    Mind your own money laundering business…..
    No one trusts you get it ..no one likes you get it ?not Arabs .none of you geographically neighbouring countries ….you know exactly why …red hands bloody hands …bloody flag ..kermes kan…….

  3. Ana Lovesbooks said:

    Never read more BS than this………..so they meet, they talk, they meet again, they talk again, and were are the results of all this talking? BIG NOTHING ……….why ever write an article when there is nothing to say???