France’s Macron talks to Pashinyan and Aliyev, expresses concern over recent escalation

Public Radio of Armenia
Aug 5 2022

President of France Emmanuel Macron is closely following the development of the situation in the South Caucasus. He spoke by telephone with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, this Thursday, August 4, 2022, and had talked the day before to the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan.

He expressed his concern over the serious incidents that have occurred in recent days, particularly in the Lachin corridor. He called for everything to be done to avoid an escalation. He stressed the importance of respecting the commitments made under the statement on ceasefire of November 9, 2020.

“France keeps in close contact with the parties and with its partners in order to continue to support and contribute to efforts in favor of dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan and for stability in the region,” Macron’s press office said.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS