France is a supporter of compromise in the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, because the status quo is not a solution to the conflict, French President Emmanuel Macron said, Armenian media reported.
France, as a co-chair country of the OSCE Minsk Group, will continue listening to the sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Macron said.
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, in 1992 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 withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.