Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire must be implemented to end hostilities permanently: France

A general view of Paris, France. (File photo: AFP)

France on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, but said it now had to be fully implemented to ensure conditions were in place to end hostilities permanently.

“It must now be implemented and strictly observed in order to create the conditions for a permanent cessation of hostilities between the two countries,” French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement.

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“Substantial discussions, to which the parties have engaged under the aegis of the co-chairs of the Minsk group, must resume without preconditions.”

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Last Update: Saturday, 10 October 2020 KSA 17:01 - GMT 14:01