Russia and Azerbaijan see chance for compromise in NK conflict settlement, says Lavrov
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 3, ARMENPRESS. Russia and Azerbaijan believe that an opportunity for finding compromise exists in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement issue, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said on December 3 in Baku during a joint press conference with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov, according to TASS.
“We have an understanding that there are opportunities for reaching compromise. This isn’t easy work. This conflict is one of the most protracted ones in CIS territory,” Lavrov said. “The talks of today and yesterday allowed us to better understand how to try to move forward. I hope there will be results,” the Russian FM said.
On December 2, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said during a meeting with Lavrov that Azerbaijan doesn’t see progress in the NK conflict settlement issue. Aliyev said they expect Russia to continue actively participating in resolving the conflict.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan