The guns fell silent in Nagorno-Karabakh. We are now working for a heritage and cultural ceasefire, with Armenia, Azerbaijan, our partners in the Minsk group, to preserve and restore the treasure of diversity and wealth of the whole region, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a Twitter post.
Macron said France is ready to provide, within the framework of Unesco and the Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflicts, its expertise and full support for the protection of the cultural and religious heritage of Nagorno-Karabakh and its surroundings.
Earlier today Emmanuel Macron had a phone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The situation in Artsakh was discussed during the conversation. Both sides stressed the need to resume the work of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in full format.
They referred to the issue of ensuring safe repatriation for tens of thousands of people who have fled their homes in recent weeks and preserving the religious, historical and cultural heritage of Artsakh.
The need to maintain peace and defuse the situation in the region was emphasized on both sides. In this regard, the Prime Minister of Armenia noted the fundamental importance of international recognition of the Artsakh Republic.