by Marianna Mkrtchyan
France will do everything in its power to find a peaceful solution to the current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, French president Francois Hollande said in Baku on May 11, according to Trend.
"I come to Azerbaijan as part of a visit to the Caucasus. I am also going to visit Armenia and Georgia", Hollande told a gathering of French citizens Sunday night shortly after his arrival for a two-day official visit.
The French president explained that the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh remains quite tense at the moment.
"I say the moment, but this conflict has been going on for many years now," he said.
"The situation remains tense, and there have been tens of thousands of deaths, and recently there have been some incidents as well. So France will do everything it possibly can in its capacity as co chair of the Minsk group, to find a peaceful solution to allow Azerbaijan and Armenia to settle the issue in peace," the French president said.
"I think it is in the interest of two countries," he concluded. To note, Hollande will arrive in Armenia on a state visit, on 12 May.