France welcomes the release of 10 Armenian prisoners on December 19. This is an important gesture on the part of Azerbaijan in helping to deescalate tensions and rebuild trust between the Parties. We welcome the EU's involvement in this case and, along with the EU, will continue to encourage dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
France calls on the Parties to pursue the full and effective implementation of the commitments included in the agreement reached on November 9, 2020, especially with regard to the release of all those still being detained, and to pursue a substantive dialogue to achieve a lasting political solution. Along with its partners co-chairing the Minsk Group, France remains fully committed to promoting that result.