US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian have discussed also the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)] during a telephone conversation on Sunday. This information is noted in a statement attributable to Ned Price, the spokesperson for the US Department of State, after the aforesaid talks.

“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss their shared concern about ongoing violence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza and their engagement with partners in the region to bring about calm,” reads the statement.

“Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Le Drian also spoke about their cooperation as OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries and emphasized the need for a long-term political settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” the statement adds.