Normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations is a priority for Russia, the Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov said, Report informs.

“We are bound by the common history, moral and cultural closeness and strong friendship with the peoples of the South Caucasus states. Russia, which directly borders the South Caucasus, is interested in the stability and prosperity of this region, the mutually beneficial use and disclosure of its transport, logistics, trade, investment, and technological opportunities. This is the purpose of our diplomacy,” he noted.