Discussing wide range of issues of the Azerbaijani-Russian relations and considering the perspectives of the development of the bilateral strategic partnership, the heads of the countries confirmed unchangeable adherence to the Agreement on friendship, cooperation and mutual security of 3 July 1997 between Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation, Baku Declaration of 9 January 2001, Moscow Declaration of 6 February 2004, and expressed intention to raise the inter-state relations to a new level through improvement of extensive cooperation in politic, economic and humanitarian fields, Trend reports.
They mentioned important role of the regular and constructive Azerbaijani-Russian dialogue in the high level, which makes the bilateral relations more dynamic and determine their direction.
The Presidents also supported expansion and deepening of exchanges and contacts in all levels, development of bilateral political consultations, and exchange of experience between the executive bodies of the countries.
Taking into consideration national security interests, the Presidents confirmed readiness for expansion and strengthening of military and technical cooperation as integral part of strategic partnership. They gave instructions to the government of the both countries to take measures on improvement of legal base of military and technical cooperation, development of program on bilateral interaction in this sphere, which would not be directed against third side and contradict with international liabilities of the countries. The sides also voiced interest in the long-term cooperation in the joint development and the use of national and international transport infrastructures, the establishment of the favorable conditions to carry out transit transportation within the North-South transport corridor.
The heads of the countries reconfirmed their adherence to sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability of state borders, as well as other generally recognized principles of international law, which is reliable base for maintenance of peace and good neighborhood between the Caucasus states. The Presidents came out for the urgent political regulation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the base of the appropriate resolutions of the UN Security Council and OSCE through mediation of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen - Russia, the USA and France.
The sides mentioned necessity of continuation of the negotiations on determination of new legal status of the Caspian Sea, including, in the format of special working group in the level of Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Caspian countries that would promote achievement of agreements in other spheres of rational use of marine resources, protection and preservation of its natural environment.
The Presidents underlined significance of necessary preparation for the second to
p level meeting of 5 Caspian states in Tehran, proposed by Iran.