Baku informed Tehran about the 10,000-strong Armenian army group in Karabakh

Baku informed Tehran about the 10,000-strong Armenian army group in Karabakh

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian engaged in a telephone conversation to delve into key issues related to bilateral relations and the ever-evolving regional landscape following the recent conflicts, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan.

The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that during the call, the ministers embarked on a comprehensive discussion, addressing a range of matters pertaining to both their bilateral and regional agendas. They also delved into the current situation in the region during the post-conflict period, assessing the implications and challenges that have arisen.

Foreign Minister Bayramov underscored that despite Azerbaijan’s efforts to propose peaceful solutions and initiatives aimed at fostering regional stability, the Armenian leadership continued to engage in military and political provocations that undermined these efforts. He pointed out the contradiction between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s statements regarding support for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, including the Karabakh region, and his congratulatory message to the so-called regime on September 2. The ministers emphasized the importance of condemning the illegal activities of the so-called regime, which Armenia has established under the guise of “elections.” Moreover, the presence of over 10,000 Armenian Armed Forces in the region was identified as a significant threat, prompting a discussion on the imperative of their withdrawal from Azerbaijani territories and disarmament.

Notably, the ministers explored the outcomes of recent meetings involving the co-chairs of the Azerbaijan-Iran state commission on economic, trade, and humanitarian cooperation. These discussions laid the groundwork for the next steps to be taken in advancing cooperation between the two nations.

Both sides expressed appreciation for the contributions of high-level meetings and inter-agency contacts that have transpired between Azerbaijan and Iran in recent weeks. Such engagements have played a pivotal role in further bolstering the bilateral relationship.

In addition to these bilateral matters, the ministers dedicated a portion of their conversation to discussing measures necessary for the full normalization of relations between their respective countries.