24 Jul 2023 16:56

Russian, Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs to meet in Moscow on Tues - Russian Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. July 24 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold a trilateral meeting and separate bilateral talks with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan in Moscow on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"On July 25, trilateral and separate bilateral talks will be held between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Moscow," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on its website on Monday.

During the talks, the ministers "will analyze ways to de-escalate the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and step up implementation of the trilateral agreements reached by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"The parties will focus on drafting a peace treaty between Baku and Yerevan [and] searching for solutions to outstanding issues, which Russia is willing to provide maximum assistance with," the Russian Foreign Ministry added.

The three foreign ministers also plan to discuss unblocking transport links in the region, delimiting the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, public and expert contacts, and launching a dialogue between the two countries' lawmakers.

"During bilateral talks with Jeyhun Bayramov and Ararat Mirzoyan, we plan to focus on discussing current issues on the Russian-Azerbaijani and Russian-Armenian agendas in the political, trade and economic, and humanitarian fields," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.