June 18, 2022 - 11:10 AMT
Russian, Azeri Foreign Ministers talk Baku–Yerevan normalization

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke over the phone with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov to discuss the normalization of relations between Baku and Yerevan, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.

The sides weighed in on a number of regional and international subjects, including the process of normalizing relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

"The importance of relevant work with the mediating role of Russia in line with trilateral agreements at the highest level was emphasized," the Russian side said.

The Second Karabakh war lasted 44 days and ended when Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev signed a ceasefire statement on November 9, 2020. Under the deal, the Armenian side returned all the seven regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, having lost a part of Karabakh itself in hostilities.