ArmInfo.We have an understanding that there is an opportunity to reach a compromise in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This was announced on December 3 in Baku at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
He emphasized that at the meeting with Mamedyarov, the Karabakh issue was discussed in sufficient detail. "This is not a simple matter. The conflict is practically one of the longest in the former Soviet Union. And we are grateful to our Azerbaijani friends that they are understanding the ideas that the Russian side is promoting both bilaterally and as co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. And these meetings yesterday and today help to understand how best to move forward. We hope that there will be a result, "Lavrov said.
In turn, Mammadyarov noted that at the meeting all recent developments in this direction were weighed. "This issue is a serious topic of our negotiations with Russia, both bilaterally and multilaterally, as the Russian Federation is a member of the OSCE Minsk Group. We are absolutely sure that we need to move forward, because the state of neither peace nor war that exists today nobody needs it. Yes, the world is quite complicated, and a phased approach is needed to clear the table of aggravating elements. It is necessary that the army returns to the barracks, rather than being in the fields, "the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister said. According to the Azerbaijani minister, this will unlock roads, lift the economic blockade, and facilitate exchange. "First of all, the settlement should follow the logic that this cooperation should lead to prosperity, and in this case, this topic is always on the agenda of our dialogue with Russia," Mammadyarov concluded.