ArmInfo. Russian-Azerbaijani relations, if we talk about a bilateral basis, are at a high level, they are also progressively developing, moreover, on the principles of equality, taking into account the interests of each other and in accordance with the Declaration on Allied Cooperation signed in February 2022. We are very happy about this. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Aliyev on May 25 in Moscow on the sidelines of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
According to the Kremlin's press service, the Russian leader thanked the President of Azerbaijan for deciding to join today's work within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Community. <The level and nature of relations between Azerbaijan and all the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Community is of a serious, deep importance. Trade and economic ties are developing progressively and are for the benefit of the development of relations between all our peoples. I would like this to continue in the future, especially since the potential for regional cooperation is very, very high>, Putin said.
Ilham Aliyev, in turn, thanked Vladimir Putin for Russia's efforts aimed at normalizing relations between Yerevan and Baku. He stressed that the participation of the President of Russia in the trilateral meeting scheduled for Thursday in Moscow with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia shows that the Russian Federation attaches great importance to Baku and Yerevan reaching a peace agreement.
After Armenia's recognition of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, the matter of agreeing on the provisions of the peace treaty will be much easier, Aliyev assures. <I think that after the recent statements of the Armenian leadership on the recognition of Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan, as well as the recognition of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, indicating specific figures for the area of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the issue of agreeing on other provisions of the peace treaty will go much easier>, he said.