March 16 () –
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, held a telephone conversation on Thursday focused on finding “practical measures” to apply in the South Caucasus in order to guarantee security in the region.
“Practical measures aimed at ensuring security and stability in the South Caucasus were discussed in line with the well-known trilateral agreements between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia,” they highlighted from Moscow.
Likewise, Putin and Aliyev have exchanged views on the development of transport and logistics, as well as on the prevailing economic ties in the region, as reported by the Kremlin in a statement.
This call comes just two days after the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinián, warned of the “high probability” of an escalation by Azerbaijan in the Nagorno Karabakh region, the disputed area that is located on the border from both countries.
Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire on September 15 and in early October agreed to commit to the UN Charter and the 1991 Declaration of Alma Ata, through which both countries recognize each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. .
The two countries have been involved in various confrontations in recent years over the control of Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory with a majority Armenian population that has been the focus of conflict since it decided to separate in 1988 from the Azerbaijan region integrated into the Soviet Union.