AFP reports that the Elysee Palace and the Kremlin have announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French envoy Emmanuel Macron had a telephone conversation on Sunday ahead of a tripartite meeting between Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. AcerPress.
Vladimir Putin is due in Moscow on Monday to welcome Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nicole Pashinian for trilateral talks on the implementation of the November 9 Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire signed under Russian support. Russia, France and the United States are co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Has been a major international mediator in this conflict since the mid-1990s.
“First, at this meeting, new measures will be considered to ensure a peaceful life in the region, as it stabilizes the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh,” he said.
For his part, Emmanuel Macron “emphasized humanitarian issues and recalled the need to initiate action that would lead to a political solution that would require international co-operation,” Elysee Palace said. Paris says the leaders of the two countries “agreed to maintain close coordination in this perspective.”
Last time, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron spoke on the phone, and from an OSCE perspective, many situations in conflict areas: Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Iran. On that occasion, the Kremlin leader wanted an isolated French president, who was quickly rescued after Kovit was discovered.
Author: Luana Pavaluca