French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Armenia’s caretaker Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to the Elysée Palace in Paris, Tuesday, June 1.
During the meeting, Macron urged Azerbaijani troops to leave Armenian territory as tensions rise between the two nations.
Macron said there is a lot more to do to ensure the stability of the Azerbaijan-Armenia ceasefire following a six-week war last year.
France has repeatedly pledged support for Armenia after its defeat in the conflict.
Armenia accused Azerbaijan’s military of crossing three kilometers over its southern border to invade lake Sev Lich, which is shared by the two countries.
Armenia and Azerbaijan clashed for six weeks last year over control of Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave of Armenians in Azerbaijan controlled for decades by separatists.
The war ended with Armenia losing large chunks of territory it had controlled in Azerbaijan, sparking a political crisis in the country.
Pashinyan praised France’s support in the face of defeat. (AFP)