The strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Russia will play a great role in the development of the region, the Rector of the Moscow State International Relations Institute (MSIRI), Anatoly Torkunov, stated at the meeting with the young diplomats of Azerbaijan, Trend reports.
Azerbaijan is considered one of the key places in the foreign policy of Russia, he said. Commenting on the position of Russia regarding the conflicts in the post Soviet countries, Torkunov stressed that Moscow supports the peaceful solution of these conflicts, taking into consideration the main two principles, territorial integrity and self-appointment rights of the Nations.
The MSIRI Head also made the position of Russia clear on the approach of the post soviet countries to NATO. According to him, in this process the identity in the interests of these countries does not impose doubts, but certain threats are observed in this process for the sovereignty of these States.