French Secretary of State: recognition of so-called "NKR" to do no good for anyone
Recognition of the fake regime created by Armenia in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan supported by the resolution passed by the French Senate will do no good for anyone, French Secretary of State at the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said.
"Unilateral recognition will do no good for anyone" and will not serve to boost mediation efforts, he said, recalling that France, a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, backs implementation of the ceasefire agreement reached on November 9.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1. Later, Baku gave Yerevan postponement for troops withdrawal from Kelbajar until November 25.