Bayramov and Lavrov discuss Azerbaijan-Russia relations

Yesterday (16 February), Azerbaijan’s foreign minister, Jeyhun Bayramov, spoke on the phone with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

According to the Azerbaijani readout, the two FMs discussed issues of the bilateral cooperation agenda, and exchanged views on measures to be taken given the upcoming 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. They also touched upon the situation in the South Caucasus, including the implementation of the trilateral statements, as well as the current situation around Ukraine. The report adds that Bayramov and Lavrov also discussed cooperation within the framework of Azerbaijan’s chairmanship in the OSCE Forum on Security Cooperation.

The Russian readout notes that the sides paid particular attention to the process of normalisation of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It also says that a common opinion was expressed on the necessity for real commitments by the participating countries in the OSCE to ensure equal and indivisible security in the Euro-Atlantic area.

Source: with agencies
Photo: Lavrov and Bayramov talk over the phone; Official website of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs