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    Paris Ready to Host Talks on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

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    French President reaffirmed on Wednesday his commitment to the Nagorno-Karabakh peace settlement.

    YEREVAN (Sputnik) – French President Francois Hollande reaffirmed on Wednesday his commitment to the Nagorno-Karabakh peace settlement and said that Paris was ready to host the next round of negotiations on the issue.

    “Let me reaffirm my commitment to finding a fair and lasting settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. As I had the opportunity to tell you during our Warsaw meeting on July 9, I am ready to host a meeting in Paris with a view to consolidating the ongoing peace process and discussing measures for the advancement of this extremely lengthy conflict,” Hollande said in a letter to his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan sent on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.

    Azerbaijan's Armenians-dominated breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh proclaimed its independence in 1991. After the military conflict ended in 1994, Azerbaijan lost control over the region.

    Violence erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh on April 2, and led to multiple casualties. The parties to the conflict signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire on April 5, but mutual accusations have not stopped so far.

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