Although a ceasefire has been reached in the South Caucasus, this is not enough and we must do our best to make this ceasefire lasting, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, AzVision.az reports.
Turkish FM stated that cooperation in a new format will be planned in the region in conformity with the suggestion of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
"In this respect, my Iranian counterpart visited Azerbaijan, Russia, Armenia and Georgia. Peace and stability in the Caucasus are good for everyone, it will benefit the countries in this region. Most of all, Armenia and the Armenian people will benefit. We expect them to take constructive steps", Cavusoglu said.
Note, on November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers were deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia. A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers were deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.
Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh.