Russia, Turkey can make big impact on settlement of Karabakh conflict – deputy FM
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.12
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Increase of stability and trust in the region can have positive impact on the settlement of all conflicts there, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov told reporters on Dec.12.
He was commenting on the issue of rapprochement of Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey in terms of settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"It is known that as the co-chairing country of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, as well as Turkey which plays an important role in the region and borders Armenia, have the opportunity to make a big impact on the settlement of this conflict," Khalafov said.
The deputy minister expressed hope that aside from the strengthening of the relations between these countries, the efforts of Russia and Turkey can also increase against the backdrop of relations with Azerbaijan. "And we expect this."
He added that Turkey and Russia are the leading countries in the region and are neighbors of Azerbaijan.
"We try to create relations with both of the countries at the highest level," Khalafov said, adding that Azerbaijan's strategic relations with both of the countries are based on trust.
"Therefore, I suppose that the development of Azerbaijan's relations with Turkey and Russia meets Azerbaijan's interests and we welcome this," the deputy minister added.
Khalafov said the strengthening of the relations with the region's countries, expansion of relations, and implementation of new projects will ensure stability and development in the region.
Edited by CN
Huseyn Veliyev is Trend Agency's staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @h_veliyev