We need to make active efforts towards the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - Lavrov

  20 November 2017    Read: 952
We need to make active efforts towards the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - Lavrov

Russia, as a member of the trio of co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group, is interested in helping in every possible way to seek solutions and ensure the movement towards the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Lavrov made the remark at a meeting with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

"I fully share your assessment of our political dialogue. You have recently met once again with the President of the Russian Federation in Tehran. It was the 1st of November. He extends you the warmest greetings. We are committed to realizing everything that you and Vladimir Vladimirovich have agreed on. We also note with satisfaction the growth in trade turnover, according to our statistics, at least for the first 9 months by more than 60 percent. This is a very serious step towards reversing the trend towards a decrease in the turnover that has taken place for a couple of years and gathering momentum. Investment cooperation, as you also said. I will note the successful holding of an interregional forum this year in Stavropol. A meeting of the interparliamentary commission was held in Baku. My colleague and I exchanged visits on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. In Moscow, an exhibition of archival documents was held. Tomorrow we will hold an additional event dedicated to this date. I would like to thank the Diplomatic Academy of Azerbaijan for the invitation to speak, which I will do with pleasure tomorrow," Lavrov said.

"And we do have a lot of connections that unite us. One good example: most recently in Moscow, the 100th anniversary of Kerim Kerimov, one of the founders of our space program, the chairman of the USSR State Commission for Manned Flight, was celebrated. I believe that such milestones in our history should continue to unite us and set the bar for our new relationship," he said

"Let's talk, of course, my colleague and I about our interaction in international organizations. It develops progressively. We, as a member of the trio of co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group, are interested in helping us in every possible way to seek solutions and ensure the movement towards the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Here we absolutely agree with you that we need to make active efforts in this direction. Thank you again for this reception." he added.

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