On January 27, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov and the French Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Stephane Visconti discussed the latest situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region in a phone conversation, according to the MFA.

The sides discussed the implementation of the trilateral statements signed on November 10, 2020 and January 11, 2021 by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia.

The parties also exchanged views over other issues of mutual interest.

Note, on November 10, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Under the agreement, Russian peacekeepers are being deployed along the front line in Nagorno-Karabakh and the corridor between the region and Armenia.

A total of 1,960 Russian peacekeepers are to be deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh under a five-year mandate.

Also, according to the agreement, on 20 November, Armenia handed over the Aghdam region which lies to the east of Nagorno-Karabakh, to Azerbaijan. This followed on 25 November by the Kalbajar region to the northwest of Nagorno-Karabakh. 

Finally, on 1 December, Armenia handed over the Lachin District, over which the Lachin pass connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia passes.