ArmInfo.With respect to a long-term political settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, much remains to be done. This was announced on December 2 at a meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is on a two- day official visit to Baku.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that in Moscow as regards bilateral cooperation in international organizations - both regional and universal - they value close interaction, the desire to always take into account each other's positions. "We will continue to help defend our common positions, those important issues that are of particular interest to both Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation. This also applies to the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement. We are interested in those agreements on confidence-building measures and the establishment of humanitarian contacts , including through the media that were reached at the Vienna summit and reaffirmed at the ministerial meeting in Moscow, came to fruition, they are gradually being implemented and I hope that the upcoming meeting of foreign ministers this week GOVERNMENTAL Affairs of Azerbaijan and Armenia will consolidate these processes, "Lavrov said. He added that he absolutely supported Aliyev's thesis that rhetoric should be avoided in order to reach a settlement that goes against the fundamental principles approved by both sides and enshrined in the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act