Armenian and Russian Foreign Ministers Ararat Mirzoyan and Sergey Lavrov

Armenia, Russia Talk Parameters of a Peace Treaty with Azerbaijan

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MOSCOW (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Armenian and Russian Foreign Ministers Ararat Mirzoyan and Sergey Lavrov met on Monday, September 5 to discuss the parameters of a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Russian side said in a statement.

The commitment to the comprehensive implementation of the agreements of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan dated November 9, 2020 and January 11 and November 26, 2021 was reaffirmed.

The process of unblocking all economic and transport communications, as well as the delimitation and demarcation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border were also on the table.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a statement of their own, revealing that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a state visit to Yerevan. No other details were provided though.

“The focus was on regional issues,” read a Russian Foreign Ministry statement on the talks.

“Further steps were discussed in the context of unblocking all economic and transport links, delimiting and demarcating the Armenian-Azerbaijani border as well as working out the parameters of a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” it said.

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The Armenian Foreign Ministry also reported a detailed discussion of these issues but did not elaborate.

“Ararat Mirzoyan stressed the importance of the Russian side’s efforts, including in the framework of the co-chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group, to facilitate a lasting and comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” the ministry said in a statement.

Mirzoyan phoned Lavrov last Thursday, the day after the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan met again in Brussels for talks organized by the European Union. Moscow has been very critical of the EU’s involvement in Armenian-Azerbaijani peace talks, saying that it is driven by anti-Russian “geopolitical ambitions.”

Both Lavrov and Mirzoyan praised Russian-Armenian bilateral ties.

 

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