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French, Canadian leaders discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

6 November 2020 12:16 (UTC+04:00)
French, Canadian leaders discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

By Trend

A telephone conversation took place between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, the press service of the head of the Canadian government, Trend reports with reference to TASS.

During the conversation, the leaders discussed the situation around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In addition, Trudeau and Macron touched upon the coronavirus pandemic and discussed Canadian-French relations.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.


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