January 29
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As a result of the 18th summit of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) held in Djerba, Tunisia, a number of documents were adopted Sunday, including the resolution "On crisis situations in the Francophonie area, their overcoming and strengthening of peace," by which the member countries express their support to and solidarity with Armenia.

In particular, the resolution expresses solidarity with OIF member Armenia and, in this context, expresses deep concern regarding the recent military escalation—that is, Azerbaijan's aggression against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Armenia—especially the resulting violations of international law, territorial integrity, and international humanitarian law.

OIF encourages the parties, together with international partners, to exert their best efforts towards a negotiated, peaceful, and lasting settlement of the problems, respecting the principles of international law, including territorial integrity and the inviolability of international borders, in accordance with the UN Charter, and calls for strict adherence to the ceasefire.

The OIF resolution emphasizes the importance of avoiding a new escalation, and calls for the full implementation of the tripartite declaration of November 9, 2020, and welcomes the efforts being made toward the peaceful and fair settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The resolution reflects on humanitarian issues, too. The OIF expresses its concern regarding the unresolved humanitarian issues, particularly regarding the fate of prisoners of war and other detainees as well as missing persons.

Also, OIF expresses concern about the destruction of cultural heritage, and supports the implementation of the UNESCO mission to Nagorno-Karabakh and neighboring areas.

With the Djerba Declaration of La Francophonie, the OIF member countries thanked Armenia for chairing the La Francophonie Summit for the past four years, and expressed their solidarity with Armenia in the context of the security challenges that the country is facing.

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