October 3, 2022 - 17:33 AMT
Armenia, France discuss regional issues, Karabakh settlement

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with Brice Roquefeuil, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair of France, on Sunday, October 3 to discuss issues of regional security and stability, the normalization of Armenia-Azerbaijan relations, and the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“The Armenian side emphasized the need for immediate withdrawal of the Azerbaijani armed forces from the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia, as well as for the repatriation of the Armenian prisoners of war, and the unconditional adherence to the ceasefire regime,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“The importance of the international community’s clear condemnation of extrajudicial killings, torture, and other war crimes towards the Armenian prisoners of war committed by Azerbaijan, as well as the importance of bringing the perpetrators to justice were underscored.”

The latest round of fighting between the two countries began in the wee hours of September 13, when the Azerbaijani military attacked Armenian posts and shelled Armenian settlements both on the border and deep behind the frontline. More than 200 people are dead or missing as a result, the Security Council of Armenia said on Monday.