President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in Samarkand on
September 16, Azernews reports, citing AZERTAC .
Speaking at the meeting, Russian President Vladimir
- Dear Ilham Heydar oglu, I am very pleased to see you – this
time on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the
summit of this organization.
You and I have already talked to each other many times today,
exchanging views on the work of the organization itself, bilateral
relations, as well as the situation in the region.
As for bilateral relations, they are developing. In fact, they
are developing very successfully, of course. The volume of trade
and investment is also growing. Cooperation is carried out through
various ministries, departments and parliaments.
Of course, we are all very worried about the aggravation of the
situation on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border today. We talked about
this. As you know, I informed you about it, I spoke with Armenian
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan last night. It is good that the
escalation was finally stopped through coordinated effort, but as
far as I understand, it still remains tense.
I am very glad to have the opportunity to see you and talk about
all these issues, because they are all important.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said:
- Thank you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, I am very pleased with our
Less than three months have passed since our last meeting, but
we have been in constant contact all this time, talking on the
phone. We are also seeing a very positive momentum in bilateral
After the signing of the Declaration on allied interaction,
important documents were signed on various other sectors as well.
In general, as you noted, we are observing growth in the turnover
and in the volume of cargo transportation. Also, we now intend to
fully engage our transit capabilities. So the results are obvious.
I am sure that we will finish this year with good results in all
I would also like to express my gratitude to you for your prompt
response to the aggravation and escalation on the
Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The clashes lasted less than eight hours
and have now stopped – although the Armenian side did not
immediately begin to implement the ceasefire. In general, the
ceasefire has been observed for about two days. Border conflicts
happen, but the main thing is that we have managed to stabilize the
situation and introduce peaceful conditions.
According to the information I am now receiving from the ground,
as I said, the situation has been stable for about two days. The
main thing now is not to disrupt the beginning process of
normalization of relations, to start moving in this direction. We
are welcoming the efforts of Russia towards this, including those
made within the framework of the tripartite commission at the level
of deputy prime ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia for
transport communications, within the framework of the delimitation
process, as well as plans to start negotiations on a peace
agreement. Of course, we will discuss this in detail.
I want to say again that Azerbaijan is committed to the
trilateral documents that were signed by Russia, Azerbaijan and
Armenia after the second Karabakh war, and we will do everything to
ensure that the situation in the Caucasus is stable.
President Vladimir Putin: Thank you very
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