Russian Foreign Ministry on Lavrov’s upcoming visit to Baku
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to Baku on 10-11 May, during which he is scheduled to meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan News.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said: “The Russian side is determined to continue an open and mutually respectful dialogue across the whole spectrum of relations with Azerbaijan – in politics, economics, and the cultural and humanitarian spheres.
Particular attention will be paid to the comprehensive implementation of the statements of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia of 9 November 2020 and 11 January 2021. It is planned to consider the situation in Nagorny Karabakh, the humanitarian aspects of the Nagorny Karabakh settlement, post-conflict rehabilitation, and the establishment of a peaceful life. Among the main objectives is the unblocking of all transport and economic links in the region.
The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Russia will also discuss coordination of cooperation within the leading regional and international associations – CIS, UN, OSCE, Non-Aligned Movement, Council of Europe and BSEC.
“Taking into account the need to maintain a balance of power in the region, Russian-Azerbaijani military-technical cooperation is significant.”
In 2019, Russia came out on top with more than 900,000 tourists visiting Azerbaijan (one-third of the total), according to the report.