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France hopes for Nagorno-Karabakh truce in coming days

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron meets with members of the Civil Defence during a visit to Tende, as part of a trip in southern region devastated by Storm Alex, in the Vallee de la Roya, France October 7, 2020. Christophe Simon/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron believes a truce could come “soon” in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict even though the situation remains fragile, the Elysee palace said on Friday.

It added that Macron had discussions with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan late on Thursday and with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev early on Friday, and that all would aim for “a resumption of negotiations in the coming days”.

Reporting by Michel Rose; Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Jon Boyle