French MFA: EU welcomes Moscow declaration on Karabakh

PanARMENIAN.Net - The EU leadership welcomes the declaration on Nagorno Karabakh signed by the Presidents of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan.

As the French Foreign Ministry told PanARMENIAN.Net "this declaration is a positive step which will alleviate tensions and facilitate establishment of stability in the Caucasus."

The determination to continue the peace process on the basis of Madrid principles will help a fair agreement via peaceful talks, the French MFA said.

During the November 2 meeting, the Presidents Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan pledged to intensify negotiations to end the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

The declaration envisages resolution of the conflict on the basis of principles and norms of the international law as well as agreements and documents concluded in this framework.

"The presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia decided to continue their work - including at further high-profile talks - to agree on a political settlement to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict," Medvedev said. "They instructed their foreign ministers to activate the negotiation process, in collaboration with the co-chairs of the OSCE's Minsk Group."
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