Azerbaijan and Russia discuss Nagorno-Karabakh, petroleum, Eurovision

Azerbaijan and Russia discuss Nagorno-Karabakh, petroleum, Eurovision


Azerbaijani and Russian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Sergey Lavrov have discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Mammadyarov believes that efforts to resolve it should be tripled and the conflict is solvable.

The minister noted positive development of relations with Russia and reminded about the strategic partnership formed in 2008.

Lavrov said that Russia will continue efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. 

The sides discussed transfer of Azerbaijani oil through the Baku-Novorossiysk Pipeline to Russia. Azerbaijan’s SOCAR and Russia’s Transneft will continue talks on further oil transfers. The deal on transportation of Azerbaijani oil was loss-making for Russia, because the pipeline was not full.

The ministers discussed the Eurovision Song Contest. Russia gave the Azerbaijani singer 12 points. The majority of the Azerbaijani population voted for the Russian singer. Azerbaijan’s cellphone operator put Russia on the second position with 1677 votes. Other two operators say Russia got high points.

The Public Television of Azerbaijan will clarify the problem with disappearance of the Eurovision points Azerbaijan gave Russia.