Marseille municipal council has called on the French government to recognize the independence of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the latter’s Foreign Minister Masis Mayilian informed on Facebook.
"On November 19, the Marseille city council of France adopted a resolution in which, in particular, expressing its concern over the situation on the ground in Artsakh, called on the Government of France to recognize—together with the international community—the independence of the Artsakh Republic—in order to establish final lasting peace in the region and to ensure the protection of the population of Artsakh," Mayilian wrote.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities in and around Artsakh. Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers will be deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.