The document signed in Prague states that the Azerbaijan-Armenia border delimitation and peace process should be based on the UN Charter and the relevant borders indicated in the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1991, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Thursday.

“Alma-Ata Declaration states that all union republics form the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) and confirms the non-violation of the existing borders between the CIS countries of the USSR. In other words, at that time, the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Province was unambiguously a part of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. This was confirmed by Azerbaijan, Armenia, France, and Mr. Michel (Charles Michel-ed) within the framework of the document,” Lavrov said.

“In other words, the unconditional recognition of the Alma-Ata Declaration certainly eases the future work. Since it solves the problem of how to approach the status of Karabakh. It is not without reason that the Armenian leadership has been recently talking more about the rights of the Armenians in Karabakh than about their status,” the top Russian diplomat added.

Lavrov stated that the Azerbaijani side is ready to ensure the rights of Armenians in Karabakh. “The Azerbaijani side is ready for this. The Azerbaijani side is ready to provide guarantees to the Armenians in Karabakh about the same rights as other citizens of Azerbaijan,” he said.