ArmInfo. The issue of unblocking economic ties in the region was only one of the topics of today's talks in Yerevan. On May 6, at a joint press conference in Yerevan following talks with his Armenian counterpart Ara Aivazian, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said this, answering a question about the Zangezur corridor and the threats of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to force communications along the corridor if Armenia suddenly opposes.
"Today we have devoted our talks not exclusively to issues of trilateral cooperation to unblock economic ties. This was just one of the topics. We spoke today about all the problems of settlement in the post- conflict period. Including military, military-political, humanitarian, and many other things. ", said the minister.
As for the trilateral interaction at the level of deputy prime ministers, Lavrov continued, this mechanism was created by the decision of the Presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia following their meeting in Moscow on January 11.
"And this mechanism provides for exclusively voluntary agreements, on a mutually beneficial basis, and which in no way imply anything other than diplomatic agreement and decisions, and which will completely unblock economic ties. Any issues that may run counter to these agreements of the three leaders, of course, cannot be perceived as an alternative to what was agreed upon, "the Russian Foreign Minister summed up.
It should be noted that the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on April 20 in an interview with Azerbaijan TV stated that the formationof the Zangezur corridor fully meets the Azerbaijani national, historical and future interests. "We will fulfill the task of implementing the Zangezur corridor, whether Armenia wants it or not. If Armenia wants it, it can be solved simply, if it doesn't want it, we will solve it by force. I said before the war and during the war that they must get out of land of their own free will, otherwise we will throw them out. And so it happened. The same will happen with the Zangezur corridor. The Azerbaijani people will return to the Zangezur 101 years later, "Aliyev said.