Frenchman Macron says situation is serious in Nagorno-Karabakh

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French President Emmanuel Macron adjusts his protective mask as he arrives for the second face-to-face European Union summit since the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, in Brussels, Belgium, October 1, 2020. Francisco Seco / Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the situation was serious in Nagorno-Karabakh and that he would do anything to move towards a peaceful resolution.

Macron told reporters upon his arrival at an EU summit in Brussels that a plane was set to repatriate two injured French journalists.

France, Russia and the United States on Thursday called for an immediate ceasefire between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces around Nagorno-Karabakh and urged rival parties to resume negotiations without delay.

Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Matthieu Protard and Richard Lough; Editing by Toby Chopra

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