by Marianna Mkrtchyan
"Concrete steps should be taken to reach peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after 20-year ceasefire. Peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia will have a positive effect on stability in the region," French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Pascal Meunier said, APA reports.
"President Francois Hollande has said he's ready to receive the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia together with the co-chairs in France. And the presidents just need to accept this proposal. Hollande has made concrete proposal to the sides to achieve peace, and presidents may discuss these proposals in France," the Ambassador said.
As for the recent ceasefire violations on the front line, the diplomat said he is seriously concerned about what's going on. "We remain loyal to the acquisition of peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and are trying to create grounds for the two countries to live in peace, not war."
As regards the purpose of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs' visit to Baku, they are to introduce the newly-appointed French Co-Chair Pierre Andrieux to the President of Azerbaijan, said the French Ambassador said.