ArmInfo.Russia was the initiator of the journalistic exchange between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, answering a corresponding question, announced this on December 3 in Baku at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
He recalled that it was on the proposal of the Russian side that this initiative was implemented. "Russia was one of the authors of this initiative. I think this is very important. Any decision should be made by people who live on this land and who live in Azerbaijan, Armenia, in Nagorno-Karabakh. And the closer people will communicate with each other, the more objective the journalists will cover what is happening on both sides of the Contact Line, the easier and more stable the agreements we hope to reach. I strongly support that the contacts between the Karabakh communities, which, incidentally, were carried out at some stage, then be frozen so that they resume. This is very promising, because in the end, all the same, the entire Karabakh population will have to decide how to live, "Lavrov concluded.