French FM: Status quo in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict only aggravates the situation

French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault has reiterated the unacceptability of the status quo in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“Such conflicts should be solved only through diplomacy. The status quo is a political choice that only aggravates the situation,” he said in response to a question from AZERTACs Paris-based correspondent following his remarks on the international situation.

“We do not want hostilities. Together with Russia and the United States, France co-chairs the OSCE Minsk Group which is working to find a peaceful solution to the conflict through negotiations,” Ayrault said.

“The status quo is definitely unacceptable for us. I accompanied Mr Francois Hollande during his meetings with both presidents. He reaffirmed Frances readiness to help with the conflict resolution. If the sides want to conduct talks and reach peace, France is ready to organize a conference,” the French FM added.