YEREVAN. – Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan on Wednesday received the delegation headed by Gilbert-Luc Devinaz, Head of the France-Armenia Friendship Group of the French Senate, Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The interlocutors discussed a number of matters related to Armenian-French relations. In particular they exchanged views on the development of Armenian-French decentralized cooperation.
During the meeting, regional security and peace were discussed, too. FM Mirzoyan briefed the French senators on the situation resulting from the recent military aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against the sovereign territory of Armenia, and lauded the targeted assessments and principled position of the French side in this regard.
The Armenian FM emphasized that Azerbaijan's maximalist policy, attempts of resolving matters through use of force or threat of use of force are unacceptable and must be unequivocally condemned by the international community.
Also, Mirzoyan presented the position of the Armenian side regarding the normalization of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations and settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict. Efforts of France aimed at establishing peace in the South Caucasus—and including as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair country—were highlighted.
In addition, Ararat Mirzoyan stressed the importance of the activities of the France-Armenia Friendship Group aimed at protecting the rights of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenians of Artsakh in the French Senate.