On the 12th French President Macron stated that he was ready to help all parties to the Naqqa conflict reach a lasting and just solution. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a ceasefire in the Naka region, which took effect early on the 10th.
Macron’s office issued a statement on the 12th stating that Macron expressed satisfaction with the ceasefire in the Naka region, reiterated the friendship between France and Armenia and its people, and expressed his willingness to provide a fair, lasting and acceptable agreement for all parties to the conflict Political solution. In addition, Macron also convened meetings of relevant aid agencies to assess the humanitarian needs of Armenia.
Reuters analysis stated that the statement was intended to appease Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan. According to previous reports, Azerbaijani President Aliyev stated on the 8th that the Azerbaijani armed forces have controlled Shusha city in the Naka region. Armenia denied this. After the Prime Minister of Armenia announced that he had signed a ceasefire statement with Azerbaijan and Russia, thousands of protesters gathered outside the government building, and several hundred others entered the building, ransacked the office and broke the windows.
According to reports, there are 400,000 to 600,000 people of Armenian descent in France. In the face of the Naka conflict, Macron had always been cautious and tried not to favor any side. However, this move attracted criticism from domestic opponents who accused Macron of failing to provide support for Armenia.