Lavrov: Baku and Yerevan positions on peace treaty brought closer

Russian Foreign Ministry

The three-way meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia has narrowed the gap between Baku and Yerevan over a peace treaty, among other issues, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after the meeting. 

"On the peace treaty and a number of articles that were discussed today, managed to bring both sides' understanding closer to a common vision," Lavrov said.

In addition, the three sides' group led by their deputy prime ministers will meet next week to discuss how to unlock transport links, the Russian minister said.

"We hope that the meeting will achieve a positive result," the diplomat said.

The ministers have also agreed that the Azerbaijani-Armenian commission on border delimitation and demarcation will hold a meeting soon with Russia's advisory participation, he said.

He stressed that the work on the peace treaty is paramount.

"But today our partners confirmed that progress on specific aspects of the peace treaty would be difficult without addressing delimitation, the unblocking of transport and economic communications, without a general improvement of the security situation in Karabakh and on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border," Lavrov said.

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