Macron speaks with Pashinyan and Aliyev

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, held telephone conversations with the Armenian prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and the Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev, on Tuesday (1 March).

According to the Armenian readout, Pashinyan and Macron discussed issues relating to the forthcoming Armenian-French cooperation forum in Paris. They also touched upon the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the strengthening of security and stability in the South Caucasus. The report adds that they exchanged views on processes taking place in the international arena.

The Azerbaijani readout stated that Aliyev and his French counterpart discussed the current crisis in Ukraine and the issue of providing humanitarian assistance. The statement adds that they also exchanged views on energy issues.

source: with agencies
photo: Emmanuel Macron during his traditional address to the armies on 13 July 2021; @EmmanuelMacron (Twitter)