Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Jean‑Yves Le Drian
On October 5, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Jean-Yves Le Drian.
During the conversation, the two ministers engaged in a detailed discussion on the developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, expressed their serious concern over the continuing large-scale hostilities and called on the conflicting parties to achieve a full ceasefire and de-escalate the tension without delay.
They stressed the importance of further coordinated efforts by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs as per the joint statement by the presidents of Russia, the United States and France.
Sergey Lavrov pointed out that any attempts to make a political issue out of the so-called Navalny case, including within the OPCW, were unacceptable, and reminded his counterpart that Russia has not yet received a reply to an official request submitted to Paris by the Prosecutor-General’s Office of the Russian Federation as part of an international mechanism for legal assistance.
The two foreign ministers also discussed a number of topical matters on the bilateral agenda.