Sergey Lavrov on an official visit to Baku
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Baku on the evening of May 10. Today, he is meeting with President Ilham Aliyev.
On May 11, the Russian Foreign Minister will hold talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart 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.”