January 25, 2017 - 10:24 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict was high on the agenda of a meeting between Russian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers in Moscow on Tuesday, January 24, Azeri media report.
Azerbaijani foreign policy chief Elmar Mammadyarov is paying a working visit to Moscow.
Mammadyarov and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov had an extensive exchange of views on issues raised during previous meetings in Vienna and St. Petersburg, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Azeri leader Ilham Aliyev met on June 20 in Saint Petersburg to address the conflict, with Russian President Vladimir Putin mediating the talks. The Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents confirmed their commitment to the implementation of agreements reached at a Vienna-hosted meeting on May 16. To that end, they agreed to increase the number of international observers in the Karabakh conflict zone. Also, they expressed satisfaction that the ceasefire was now holding. Prior to that, a meeting between both leaders was organized on May 16 in Vienna, with top diplomats from the Minsk Group co-chairing countries hosting the summit.
Discussing Azerbaijan’s position on the settlement of the conflict, Mammadyarov stressed the need to change the status quo.