Russia, Azerbaijan FMs confer about normalization of Baku-Yerevan relationsRussia
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov, have confirmed the need to increase efforts to normalize relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. "In the context of the debate on regional issues, the need was confirmed to increase efforts to normalize relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia on the basis of tripartite agreements which were adopted in 2020-2022 at a high level," notes the statement publicized on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The ministry noted that the two parties also discussed "current issues of bilateral ties." "Further joint steps regarding the implementation of the provisions of the declaration on allied cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan of February 22, 2022 were discussed," it added. "The parties exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues that are of mutual interest, including issues of cooperation within the framework of the Caspian Five," the Russian MFA concluded.