Yesterday (15 February), Armenia’s foreign minister, Ararat Mirzoyan, spoke on the phone with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.
According to the Armenian readout, the two FMs touched upon the implementation of the agreements reached in the trilateral statements, emphasising the steps towards ensuring the security and stability of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, as well as the introduction of mechanisms in the process of demarcation and delimitation.
Lavrov and Mirzoyan also reportedly discussed Armenian-Russian cooperation on bilateral and multilateral platforms as well as issues on the regional and international agenda. The Russian report adds that the sides highlighted the importance of upholding the principles of equal and indivisible security in the the Euro-Atlantic region. Finally, they exchanged views on the process of normalisation of relations between Armenia and Turkey.
On Monday, the Armenian special envoy for the normalisation of relations with Turkey, Ruben Rubinyan, spoke with the Russian deputy foreign minister, Andrei Rudenko, ahead of his next meeting with the Turkish negotiator, Serdar Kilic, on February 24. The sides reportedly expressed hope that the meeting in Vienna would be productive. A statement by the Russian foreign ministry said that “the Russian side reaffirmed its readiness to further assist in the search for common ground between Yerevan and Ankara in the interests of stability and sustainable development in the region”.