Moscow is interested in turning the South Caucasus into a zone of peace, sustainable development and prosperity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a trilateral meeting between Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers in Dushanbe, Russian sources reported.
According to Minister Lavrov, Moscow is interested in increasing trust between the parties and creating conditions for full normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. “I hope that today’s meeting will allow us to move forward on the path outlined by our leaders,” he said.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, in his turn, noted that the meeting “is a good opportunity to discuss the progress that can be achieved.” At the same time, he expressed regret that “progress has not been made in the work aimed at opening transport communications.”
“I know that contacts between partners continue. “We believe that there is a good prospect, a good opportunity to achieve results, to fully implement the trilateral statements,” said the Azeri official.
He added that recently they had quite intensive contacts in the direction of starting the process of demarcation of the state border.
“I think there are good developments, there is an understanding in terms of the composition of the parties in the delimitation commission, I think it will be possible to at least start this process in the near future,” he said.
At the beginning of the meeting, Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stressed that Armenia has been and continues to be faithful to the implementation of all agreements and statements between the leaders of the three countries.
“We are ready to continue all the work in the direction of the current gauges ․ “The opening of economic infrastructure communications in the region, the peace agreement or, more accurately, the normalization agreement, the establishment of relations and the settlement of all other issues, including humanitarian, the release of prisoners of war, and other issues that remain unresolved.” is the head of Armenian diplomacy.