(News 24h) – Russia-Armenia-Azerbaijan progress to sign a joint declaration for sustainable and long-term development of the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The Russian news agency TASS reported that on January 11, there was a tripartite negotiation between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the development of the Nagorno-Karabakh common area.
|Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev in the Kremlin. Photo: AP|
The conversation lasted for almost 4 hours and was a secret meeting. According to the negotiation results, the 3 leaders signed a joint statement with solutions to restore economic, commercial and transport infrastructure, opening up prospects for long-term peace for this region.
At the beginning of the talks with President A Azerbaijanjzan Ilham Aliev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashynian in the Kremlin, the Russian leader gave a speech, noting that Russia attaches great importance to partners and good neighbor relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia also thanked his colleagues for their positive evaluation of the Russian side’s reconciliation efforts in the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Speaking to the press ahead of the talks, President Putin stated that the deals reached in November 2020 are being consistently implemented and this creates the necessary prerequisites for long-term settlement. Long and comprehensive scale Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of the interests of both the Armenian and Azerbaijani people.
Speaking after the end of the talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin called this meeting extremely important and helpful, as the parties were able to come to an agreement and sign a joint statement on the development of the situation. in the region, means concrete steps to build economic ties and develop infrastructure projects.
“For this purpose a working group will be formed, headed by the deputy prime ministers of the three governments of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia. In the near future, they will form subgroups of experts working on specific plans for the development of transport infrastructure and the economy of the region. I am confident that the implementation of these agreements will benefit both Armenians and Azerbaijanis and, without a doubt, will benefit the whole region and also mean the interests of the Federation. state of Russia “- stressed Russian President.
Russian media said that, according to the Joint Statement, the working group of the deputy prime ministers of the three countries will convene a meeting at the end of January and in March, a plan of joint practical actions will be announced. Father.
The dismantling of economic ties in the South Caucasus, the opening of borders and resuming trade routes – the solution to three decades of unresolved problems is not far away.
The new transport scheme could be: Azerbaijan via Armenian territory received a rail connection with Nakhichevan and Turkey, and Armenia via the territory of Azerbaijan – with Russia and Iran.
It is known that relations with Armenia towards Russia are not only allies in the field of military and foreign policy but also in economics, thus the prospect of resuming railway communications between the two countries across the territory of Azerbaijan will make the implementation of many commercial projects more efficient.
Besides the tripartite talks, the Russian leader also has bilateral meetings with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashynian.
Speaking at a bilateral meeting with the Russian President, the Armenian Prime Minister expressed hope for the development in relations with Russia.
“Russia has been and remains our main strategic ally in the security sphere. Implementing the agreements outlined in our joint statement could seriously change the economic landscape of their regions. and significantly improve investment potential and attractiveness “- Prime Minister of Armenia emphasized.
For its part, the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliev, also expressed his thanks to Russian President V. Petin, for his personal involvement in the prevention of hostile actions in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Azerbaijan leader believes that, President Vladimir Putin as the leader of Russia, as the neighbor of both Armenia and Azerbaijan, once again showed his will, determination and wisdom. This meeting on his initiative once again demonstrated how attentive he was to this matter.
On 9 November 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement of a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting the day after. The Russian leader said that the two sides Azerbaijan and Armenia will maintain the positions they held and that Russian peacekeeping forces will be deployed to the region. In addition, Baku and Yerevan have to exchange prisoners and bodies of those killed in the conflict.
Currently, Russia is making efforts to clear bombs and mines in Nagorno-Karabakh and provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by the fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan in this area.
On January 3, RIA Novosti quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying that the engineering unit of Russia’s Peacekeeping Force had removed more than 16,000 explosives on 400 hectares of land in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the country’s Peacekeeping Force has used the modern Uran-6 bomb-clearance robot system, allowing high speed of mine clearance in mountainous terrain and weather. bad. Explosives were disposed of and safely disposed of.