President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation on September 21 at the initiative of the Azerbaijani side.
The sides noted the importance of consistent implementation of the agreements reached with the support of the Russian peacekeeping contingent on the complete cessation of hostilities in Karabakh. Much importance is attached in this context to the contacts started in the city of Yevlakh today between the representatives of Azerbaijan’s state bodies and Armenian population of Karabakh with participation of the Russian peacekeeping contingent.
Priority steps were discussed to stabilize the regional situation and solve humanitarian problems. Vladimir Putin underscored the importance of ensuring rights and security of the Armenian population of Karabakh. The Azerbaijani side’s readiness for interaction on this matter with Russian peacekeepers was confirmed.
The sides agreed to step up efforts towards opening of transportation communications, delimitation of the Azerbaijan-Armenia border and signing of the peace treaty between Baku and Yerevan during the process of negotiations against the backdrop of high-level trilateral agreements reached in 2020-2022.