The leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia have met to discuss further settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan began a meeting in Moscow on Monday, January 11. The sides plan to review the implementation of the November 9, 2020 statement on Nagorno-Karabakh and discuss further steps to resolve the region’s problems, as initiated by Putin.
Politicians are expected to pay special attention to providing assistance to residents of areas affected by military operations, as well as the unblocking and development of trade, economic, and transport links.
At the beginning of the meeting, Putin said that the agreement on Karabakh is being steadily implemented. He noted that all the prerequisites for the resolution of the Karabakh conflict have been created.
Putin also invited Aliyev and Pashinyan to discuss new steps for settling the Karabakh conflict.
He noted that a special trilateral group of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia will work to unblock trade and economic ties in Karabakh. Recall that on November 9 an agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh was signed, according to which Armenia handed over a number of territories to Azerbaijan.