ArmInfo.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on December 2-3.
According to the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the program of the visit includes meetings of Lavrov with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
According to the report, during negotiations with the Foreign Minister Mammadyarov it is planned to discuss key issues of bilateral cooperation, a substantive exchange of views will take place on international and regional issues, including the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement. "Russia continues to play an active role in mediation efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Assistance to the parties in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement is one of the Russian foreign policy priorities and is in the focus of attention of the President of Russia. We presume that the conflict can be resolved exclusively by political and diplomatic means, through dialogue between the parties. We will continue to contribute to reaching a settlement, both as part of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on NKU, and in national quality, taking into account our close relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia, "the Russian Foreign Ministry said.