Azerbaijan is Russia's key strategic partner in region: Russian official
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 22 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
An Azerbaijan-Russia interparliamentary committee mulled future cooperation between the two countries during a meeting today in the Azerbaijani parliament.
Building a bridge across the Samur River was also included in the agenda, Federation Council Deputy Head Svetlana Orlova said at the opening of the meeting.
According to the official, the meeting focused on migration issues.
"We must also address the issue of protecting investments, as agricultural trade has not declined between our countries despite the crisis," she said.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's personal interest in the speedy resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict may serve as an assessment of the relations between the two countries, Orlova said.
"Today, the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is moving, albeit slowly, and we hope for significant advances in the near future," she added.
According to the official, Azerbaijan is Russia's most important strategic partner in the region.
She added that the Azerbaijani side plans to organize a youth forum in Russia in March-April.
Azerbaijani Parliamentary Deputy Speaker Valeh Alasagarov noted that the parties will try to contribute to forging cooperation between the two countries.
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