Diplomats of Russia and Iran discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement

Diplomats of Russia and Iran discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement

During the meeting the parties exchanged opinions about topical issues of the international agenda, in particular on the situation in Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as on the implementation of the “Minsk-2”.

MOSCOW, 26 Jan. Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin has discussed in Moscow with Iranian counterpart Ibrahim Rahimpur Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, said in a statement the Russian foreign Ministry.

“They exchanged views on some issues of the regional agenda. Special attention was paid to the situation in Central Asia and Transcaucasia, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, as well as the implementation of the Minsk agreements on resolving the crisis in Ukraine”, — stated in the message.

Earlier official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran Hossein Jaber Ansari said that Tehran is ready to mediate between Azerbaijan and Armenia in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

He also said that Azerbaijani and Iranian diplomats have held talks about a possible visit of the President Ilham Aliyev to Iran. About the visit will be announced if a final decision is made.

The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia around Nagorno-Karabakh continues since 1988, when the predominantly Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous region declared its withdrawal from Azerbaijan SSR. After the hostilities of 1992-1994, Azerbaijan lost control over Karabakh and seven surrounding districts. Nagorno-Karabakh declared independence but is not a party to the negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The settlement of the conflict engaged in the OSCE Minsk group, which is being co-chaired by Russia, USA and France. The group also includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Turkey.