Russia, Moscow /corr. Trend R.Agayev/ " Russia is interested in friendly relations with its neighbors, in particular with those with whom Russia has centurial friendly relations, good-neighborhood and co-operation. In this regard, Russia has an interest towards permanent interactions and constructive dialogue," said the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, Sergey Mironov, at the press-conference, commenting on the Russian-Azerbaijani relations, Trend Special Correspondent reports.
Commenting on the termination of the gas delivery from Russia to Azerbaijan, he said that Azerbaijan has its national interests in the economy and policy and Russia respectfully approaches this position. Russia also has its national interests in various spheres.
"I consider that we have own positions and economy arising from the interests of our peoples and country. Everybody wants to get profits in business and if there is an access to the energy resources, everybody try to receive or deliver them with available prices. It is a normal process and I do not see any tensions from the point of view of assessment of our bilateral relations," he said.
According to him, there is a very large agreement-legal base between Russia and Azerbaijan, more than 80 agreements have been signed at inter-State level. "There are very good personal relations between the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan and very respectful relations between nations of the two countries," Mironov said.
According to him, Azerbaijan is the strategic partner of Russia in Caucasus. "We have much common - we have Caspian Sea, which should be agreed not only by Azerbaijan and Russia, but also by Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran. We have Caucasian problems. We have a common wound - Nagorno-Karabakh because this wound is of concern not only for Azeri people, but also Russia. We understand that as long as Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has not been settled, it will be a source of destabilization of in Caucasus," Mironov stressed.
According to him, Russia is prepared to adopt any mutually acceptable settlement variant of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "If you want Russia to act as a guarantee for these agreements, we may do it with pleasure. We have a very open position in this regard," Chairman of the Federation Council concluded.