Azerbaijani FM meets with Russian counterpart in Moscow

Baku, May 19, AZERTAC

As part of his visit to the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov has met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

The discussions revolved around Azerbaijan-Russia bilateral cooperation as well as current state of and prospects for normalization process between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The ministers hailed multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, pointing out to great prospects of relations. They highlighted the importance of the high-level events held as part of the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev and “Year of Heydar Aliyev”.

Noting that Azerbaijan, as the initiator of the main elements of the peaceful process with Armenia, is interested in establishing peace and stability in the region, Minister Jeyhun Bayramov stressed the importance of agreeing and signing a peace agreement.

FM Bayramov also highlighted Azerbaijan’s position regarding talks on delimitation and demarcation of state borders on a bilateral basis as well as the process of opening transport and communication lines.

He also described Armenia’s armed forces not fully withdrawing, contrary to the obligations it assumed, as a serious source of threat to Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

The sides also exchanged views on other issues of mutual interest.

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