Following the dramatic events of last April that caused hundreds of civilian and military casualties at Nagorno-Karabakh Rochebloine François and René Rouquet, respectively President and Vice-President of the Circle of Friendship France-Karabakh, visited this country. During this short stay, they were able to meet with the President of the Republic Bako Sahakyan President of the National Assembly Ashot Ghoulian, several ministers, many karabaghiotes parliamentarians and military officials. “We have particularly been free to inspect large parts of the contact line, including highly vulnerable villages that are Talish and Madagiz” explained René Rouquet who expressed his emotion and concern after trade ” with displaced residents of the two municipalities “during the attack and Azerbaijan” with firmly determined to defend their country military “
François René Rouquet Rochebloine and discussed the work of the Minsk Group of mediators of the OSCE which they salute the remarkable work again. The action of mediators should lead to the establishment of the contact line monitoring mechanisms and firing triggers if Azerbaijan keeps its commitments.
“We hope that the French representative of the Minsk Group and its American and Russian colleagues will also visit the karabaghiote side of the contact line and they will spend a few days in Nagorno Karabakh to get an idea of the reality of the Republic beyond conventional wisdom peddled here and there, “said François Rochebloine. “We also regret that Azerbaijan does not allow members of our Circle to visit the Azerbaijani side of the contact line and hope that the Baku authorities will reconsider the ban,” concluded François Rochebloine recalling that “the war is a disaster for all nations who suffer. “