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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Moscow: Priority tasks today are the launch of the process of  delimitation and demarcation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border

Moscow: Priority tasks today are the launch of the process of  delimitation and demarcation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border

ArmInfo. Russia advocates that everyone who wants to join the process of normalizing relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, ensuring stability and security in  the South Caucasus, should not act on the principle of a zero-sum  game, but proceed from the interests of the parties and take into  account the tripartite agreements of the leaders of Azerbaijan and  Armenia and Russia.  

This is stated in the response of the Russian  Foreign Ministry to the question of how Moscow sees the future of the  South Caucasus.

At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Russia is  consistently making efforts to resolve the situation on the border  between Azerbaijan and Armenia, where, unfortunately, incidents with  the use of weapons occur from time to time, there are human  casualties.

"It is necessary to form and launch the work of the bilateral  Commission on the delimitation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border as  soon as possible, with its subsequent demarcation. We are ready to  provide consultative assistance to Baku and Yerevan in this process,"  the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.  Regarding the problem of the  return of prisoners of war, Moscow noted in particular: "As for the  problem of prisoners of war, Russia is actively involved in its  solution. It should be recalled, that Since December 2, 2020, with  the mediation of Russian peacekeepers, a total of 146 detainees have  been returned: 127 to the Armenian side and 19 to the Azerbaijani  side," the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.

The Foreign Ministry also stressed that they proceed from the need to  fully implement the trilateral agreements enshrined in the Statements  of the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia dated November 9,  2020, January 11, 2021 and November 26, 2021. "The priority tasks  today are to launch the process of delimitation and demarcation of  the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, as well as unblocking transport and  economic ties in the region. Achieving progress in these areas will  make it possible to make significant progress in the normalization of  relations between Baku and Yerevan," the Foreign Ministry noted. The  Russian Foreign Ministry also recalled that this year marks the 30th  anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between  Russia and most of the CIS states, including Azerbaijan and Armenia.  "We are preparing a series of anniversary events with each of the  countries. Considering that a number of events will be of a cultural  and educational nature, we proceed from the fact that they will be of  interest to the public as well," the ministry concluded.


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