Aliyev, who received Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who came to Baku to hold talks, said that Lavrov’s visit was dedicated to the anniversary of the “Declaration on Allied Activities” signed between Russia and Azerbaijan on February 22, 2022. brought.
President Aliyev stated that their relations with Russia have improved, very important issues have been resolved, that they have started this year with a good foundation, and that Lavrov’s visit at the beginning of the year will add a special dynamic to the relations between the two countries.
Noting that they will also discuss regional security issues with Lavrov, Aliyev said, “I hope 2023 will be the year of progress towards the normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. I would like to personally thank the Russian government and you for your active participation in this process.” used the phrases.
Ilham Aliyev said:
“I think that Russia, as our friend, ally and neighbor, has a special role to play in helping to regulate relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. A significant effort has been made in this direction last year, reflecting the conceptual character of the future peace agreement, namely mutual recognition of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the two countries. The defining documents were adopted. This was confirmed by the documents adopted in Prague and Sochi in October 2022. These documents are the basis on which to reach a peace agreement. In any case, Armenia is required to turn the page of this hostility as soon as possible and restore peace to the South Caucasus. We are determined to carry out positive and constructive work with the Russian side and our friend and neighbor Russia.”
Minister Lavrov also conveyed the greetings and goodwill of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Aliyev.
Emphasizing that Putin attaches great importance to the development of alliance relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, Sergey Lavrov said, “Regional security continues to be a very topical issue in our bilateral and multilateral relations. Many of our international colleagues, including those far from this region, are also interested in the relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. “We are very interested in creating the conditions for progress for the normalization of relations. As Putin has repeatedly said, we welcome all efforts aimed at stabilizing the situation and creating conditions so that all countries in this region have the opportunity to cooperate on the basis of mutual respect.”