Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov hosted Azerbaijani Counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan in Moscow on Friday to debate a roadmap to normalize ties between the 2 neighboring international locations.
Opening the assembly, Lavrov stated he expects his interlocutors to tell him about steps that Russia ought to take to contribute to the implementation of the trilateral agreements, which ended the Second Karabakh Battle.
“We met fairly a very long time in the past, and a number of new matters have appeared. I hope that as we speak’s assembly will happen in a constructive environment and that your direct dialogue will assist obtain extra outcomes,” he stated.
Lavrov prompt focusing within the trilateral format on the chances that Russia has that can be utilized to outline steps for normalization between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“We’re fully to have stability and peace on this area (South Caucasus), the place Russia’s pursuits are straight concerned, we’ll pursue implementation of the options that can result in the stabilization,” he stated.
Lavrov referred to as on the 2 diplomats to deal with humanitarian points, unblock transport and financial ties, and agree on a textual content of a future peace treaty.
Forward of the assembly the minister additionally held separate bilateral conferences with Armenian and Azerbaijani high diplomats.
With Azerbaijani Overseas Minister Bayramov, Lavrov prompt discussing points associated to arranging a presidential assembly.
For his half, Bayramov thanked Russia for preserving the reminiscence of Azerbaijani chief Heydar Aliyev and organizing occasions to commemorate his a hundredth anniversary.
He additionally invited Lavrov to debate the bilateral agenda, which is “all the time very intense” as a result of shut cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia.
On the talks with Armenian Overseas Minister Mirzoyan, Lavrov urged to search out options for 3 “key” points – a peace treaty, unblocking communications and border delimitation.
For his half, Mirzoyan stated Yerevan is dedicated to the trilateral agreements of the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia.
Nonetheless, he accused Baku of violating the accord, naming as such the institution of a border checkpoint on the Lachin street.
Yerevan has grown more and more pissed off over what it calls Moscow’s failure to guard Armenia within the face of a navy menace from Azerbaijan.
With Russia slowed down in Ukraine and unwilling to pressure ties with Azerbaijan’s key ally Türkiye, the USA and European Union have sought to steer the talks.
On Sunday, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Brussels for a brand new spherical of talks hosted by European Council President Charles Michel.