President Ilham Aliyev receives Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (PHOTO)

President Ilham Aliyev receives Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (PHOTO)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 21

Trend:

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.

Trend reports that a Russian interagency delegation, including deputy prime ministers Alexander Novak and Alexei Overchuk, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) Anna Popova, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Russian Railways JSC Oleg Belozerov were present at the meeting.

Welcoming the guests, President Ilham Aliyev said:

- Dear Sergey Viktorovich.

Dear members of the delegation.

I am glad to welcome you to Azerbaijan. It is nice to see you again. I am glad that you are visiting us with such a large delegation. The composition of the delegation is evidence of the agenda of today's discussions. In general, the agenda of our relations is quite extensive and covers all areas. But today, of course, we will first of all talk about the issues related to the implementation of the trilateral statement, which was signed by the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and the prime minister of Armenia, as well as issues of strengthening security measures in the region.

A promising new situation has emerged in the region. I am confident that positive trends will continue to grow. In any case, Azerbaijan is ready for this and today we will discuss in detail our vision of how we think the region will develop. Of course, the trilateral statement is an important step towards establishing a strong and lasting peace in our region. I would like to emphasize the personal role of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, who very actively and effectively participated in the development of the text of the agreement, and the fact that the agreement is being successfully implemented is largely due to the fact that this text also contains the signature of the President of the Russian Federation.

I would also like to note the important role played by the President of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan in strengthening security measures in the region. In general, I think that the format of cooperation both in terms of the peacekeeping mission and in terms of the long-term cooperation in the region is acquiring new outlines today. I think that this meets the fundamental interests of the countries of the region because countries of our region should certainly play a leading role, including the matters of strengthening security. What was agreed in the trilateral statement suggests that, with goodwill and a constructive approach, it is possible to resolve issues that previously seemed insoluble.

We are well aware of all the vicissitudes of the settlement process. But I am glad that we have managed to reach the decisions that will allow both the people of Azerbaijan and the people of Armenia the opportunity to live in peace, to try to heal the wounds of war, to try to think about the future, about a common future, a safe future for us, for our neighbors, and thus contribute to the strengthening of security in our region.

We are also glad that other members of the Minsk Group who did not directly participate in the elaboration of provisions of the statement have also expressed their attitude, a positive attitude towards the text of the statement, albeit with a slight delay.

Of course, we had the right to expect a more prompt reaction from them, but apparently there were certain factors that did not allow them to develop a position. But as they say, it is better late than never. I know that a meeting of representatives of the OSCE Minsk Group was held in Moscow. I think that their positive approach to the statement will also play an important role in strengthening security measures and long-term peace.

I would also like to note that I fully share the position of the President of the Russian Federation who expressed hope not to hear the phrase “Nagorno-Karabakh conflict” again. I also hope I will never hear it again. And when we talk about Nagorno-Karabakh, we will only hear news related to the development, elimination of the consequences of the war and reconciliation of the countries that were once at war with each other.

Welcome again. We are always glad to see you and look forward to constructive work today.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said:

-Thank you very much, dear Ilham Heydar oglu. First of all, I would like to convey the warmest greetings of the President of the Russian Federation. We are here as part of an inter-ministerial delegation based on your agreement that we would carry out such a visit in a fairly short time. And this reflects our intentions, the intentions of the President of the Russian Federation to support, actively support efforts to implement the agreements of 9 November and, at the same time, emphasize the special strategic nature of our partnership with the Republic of Azerbaijan. The conversations that will be held with our colleagues in their areas of our interaction today will, of course, be aimed at ensuring that our bilateral relations advance and flourish for the benefit of our peoples.

We highly appreciated the position of Azerbaijan in support of the 9 November statement. As you said, dear Ilham Heydar oglu, not everyone immediately perceived this agreement correctly, trying to interpret it not from the point of view of the result, which consisted in stopping the bloodshed, in the transition to a peaceful life, in establishing a recovery process, and in solving humanitarian problems, and attempted to interpret it through the prism of geopolitical games, which, of course, does not meet the requirements of the modern world. We particularly appreciate the fact that the President of Azerbaijan, dear Ilham Heydar oglu, always emphasizes the task of reconciliation in this region, which, as we are deeply convinced, is the whole point of further work if we really think about the people and not about some introduced interests.

Through our peacekeepers, together with our Azerbaijani colleagues and with the participation of the Armenian side, we actively coordinate specific ways of solving humanitarian problems in the interests of returning people. This is about the arrangement of civilian infrastructure, the establishment of everything necessary to unblock economic and transport communications and, of course, the involvement of international organizations, the Red Cross, UN agencies on refugees, food affairs, children's problems, UNESCO, which should be more actively involved in the issue of preservation of cultural and religious heritage in this ancient region.

And, of course, we expect the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, who have been leading the political process together with Russia for many years, to join the solution of these issues on the basis of the agreements of 9 November. As you and President Putin have repeatedly stressed, this is in line with the principles that have always underpinned the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group.

Thank you very much for your hospitality.

President Ilham Aliyev thanked for Vladimir Putin`s greetings and asked the minister to extend his greetings to the Russian President.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Several hydrological points to be installed on rivers in Azerbaijan’s liberated territories – ministry (UPDATE)
Several hydrological points to be installed on rivers in Azerbaijan’s liberated territories – ministry (UPDATE)
Meeting in Sochi - new step towards sustainable peace in South Caucasus - Turkey's presidential administration
Meeting in Sochi - new step towards sustainable peace in South Caucasus - Turkey's presidential administration
Relations between Baku, Moscow experience highest dev’t stage in history of Azerbaijan's independence – experts
Relations between Baku, Moscow experience highest dev’t stage in history of Azerbaijan's independence – experts
Loading Bars
Latest
Finalists in acrobatic jumping among men named at 28th FIG World Age Group Competitions in Baku
Azerbaijani gymnast Seljan Mahsudova reaches finals of World Age Group competition
Kazakhstani Astana- Motors to produce Hyundai cars in Uzbekistan
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for November 27
Finalists in acrobatic jumping among women announced at 28th FIG World Age Group Competitions in Baku
Novavax developing vaccine that targets new COVID-19 variant
Eni sells some stakes to Snam
28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions underway in Baku (PHOTOS)
Azerbaijan reveals financing of pensions, benefits for 9M2021
Turkish company to organize cotton-textile cluster in Uzbekistan
Finalists in double mini-trampoline among women announced at 28th FIG World Age Group Competitions in Baku
Georgia’s imports from Turkmenistan triple
Coach set goal to enter top three in individual trampoline jumping - Russian gymnast
Uzbek National Bank to issue its bonds on Russian Exchange
33,946 new Covid cases registered in Russia in 24 hours
Georgia to replace damaged buildings – Mayor of Tbilisi
Meeting in Sochi - new step towards sustainable peace in South Caucasus - Turkey's presidential administration
Turkey's cargo traffic via its Gulluk port for 9M2021 revealed
GUAM shares reviews of results of Georgia's presidency
Uzbekistan to sell shares of its two banks to Russian banks
EBRD to support green innovation in Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan's On Dogan to scale up production of vegetables, melons
Turkey shares data on cargo shipment via its ports from Greece for 9M2021
Azerbaijan limits import of poultry products from number of countries
Number of flights from Iran’s Shahid Beheshti International Airport soars
Turkey discloses volume of cargo shipment via its from ports from Italy for 9M2021
Iran resumes activity of several enterprises in Sistan and Baluchestan Province
Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan notes increase in agricultural production for 10M2021
Relations between Baku, Moscow experience highest dev’t stage in history of Azerbaijan's independence – experts
Sri Lanka bans travellers from 6 African nations due to Omicron COVID variant
We feel very comfortable in National Gymnastics Arena in Baku - Israeli athletes
Weekly review of key events in Azerbaijan's ICT sector
Weekly review of main events in Azerbaijan's transport sector
Uzbekistan reveals leading banks without state share in terms of volume of deposits
Number of people hospitalized after Listvyazhnaya mine explosion grows to 58
Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market
Georgia reveals top exported goods to China
Performing at National Gymnastics Arena in Baku is unbelievably cool - Kazakh athlete
Iran’s NICICO records increase in sales
Weekly review of Azerbaijani currency market
Azerbaijan notes growth in total liabilities of banks in 10M2021
Several hydrological points to be installed on rivers in Azerbaijan’s liberated territories – ministry
Iran’s Saipa Company increases auto manufacturing
Georgia releases COVID-19 data for November 27
Uzbekistan names leading state-owned banks in terms of volume of deposits
Georgia, EU to enhance co-op in foreign policy, security
Iran to reconsider guaranteed price for wheat purchase
Iran sees increases in exports
Iran, Afghanistan to improve trade
Third day of 28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competition kicks off in Baku (PHOTO)
Turkey shares data on cargo shipment via its ports from Spain for 9M2021
Methane outburst is viewed as likely cause behind deadly blast at Listvyazhnaya coalmine
Turkey shares data on vehicles shipments between its Cesme, Greek Chios ports
Weekly review of Azerbaijan's oil & gas sector
Iran's PBO talks reduced inflation rate
Iranian startups to make their first initial public offering - Farabourse
Iran's solar power plants generate half of renewable energies - SATBA
Iran eyes developing national space industry
Azerbaijan once again achieves its goals at meeting in Russia’s Sochi - experts
Uzbekistan shares updated COVID-19 data
New World Order and India
Iranian currency rates for November 27
Azerbaijani oil prices decrease
Azerbaijan sees decrease in number of users per payment terminal in 10M2021
Iran, France to improve economic ties
Turkey reveals volume of vehicles shipments between its Yalova, Italian Bari ports
Georgia-China trade turnover up
Kazakhstan’s Ekibastuz GRES-2 power station opens tender to buy spares for engine
Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna expect data on shot's protection against new COVID-19 variant soon
“Armenian clan” guides European institutions (PHOTO)
Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan sign tripartite MoU on railway cooperation
Turkey bans travel from 5 African countries over new COVID-19 variant
Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan sign an agreement worth about $612 million
Kazakhstan has great potential to use high environmental standards in practice - AIFC
South Africa says travel bans over new variant unjustified
US announces travel restrictions over new COVID-19 variant
At least 19 dead, 32 injured after bus crash in Mexico
US company Moderna begins work on vaccine against new SARS-CoV-2 variant ‘Omicron’
Dozens of COVID-19 cases on flight from South Africa, Dutch authorities say
Top Iran diplomat calls for lifting of sanctions, days before Vienna nuclear talks
U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers on COVID-19 vaccines
WTO postpones major meeting over COVID-19 concerns - sources
Trilateral meeting in Sochi can be called historic - Chairman of State Duma Committee
487 illegal immigrants rescued off Tunisian coast: ministry
WHO names new COVID variant Omicron
Sochi meeting is tremendous step in right direction; Armenia must act quickly in order to intercept its abandoned priorities - experts
Turkey to support Qatar's regional and international goals: Shentop
Kazakh President holds talks with President of European Commission
Statement by President of Azerbaijan, PM of Armenia and President of Russia published
Georgia carries out judicial reform with support of U.S., MP Okhanashvili says
Iranian, Malaysian FMs discuss bilateral ties
Foreign Ministry comments on trilateral meeting of leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia
Putin discusses results of meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan with Security Council
Vladimir Putin announces agreement on unblocking transport corridors between Azerbaijan and Armenia
Commission for delimitation of border between Azerbaijan and Armenia to be created
We repeatedly stated that we are ready to start demarcation process without delay - President Ilham Aliyev
After end of hostilities, more than 100 detained Armenian servicemen were handed over to Armenian side - President Ilham Aliyev
Trilateral working group of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia to hold meeting next week in Moscow - Putin
President Ilham Aliyev ends his working visit to Sochi
Agreement reached on creation of mechanisms for demarcation and delimitation of border between Azerbaijan and Armenia before year end - Putin
All news