Lavrov on Nagorno-Karabakh settlement at talks in Baku
Cooperation between Washington-Moscow on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement was not damaged by the current state of relations between the two countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) University in Baku.
He stressed that Russia and Azerbaijan are strategic partners, the cooperation between which is strengthening, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reported.
"Relations in all areas of mutual interest are developing very successfully. The mutual understanding between the two countries is an important factor of stability in the Caucasus and the Caspian region," the diplomat stressed.
The top minister added that the cooperation on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement was not affected by the current state of the two countries bilateral affairs.
"Cooperation on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement was not affected by the current state of our bilateral affairs, despite the fact that many areas of relations are at a deadlock," Lavrov explained.
Lavrov said that a multitude of countries are queuing up for making a free trade zone agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).
"There is a multitude of countries willing to make agreements on a free trade zone," he said, adding that Russia would be delighted to see Azerbaijan in the EEU as well.
After Lavrov's meeting with students at ADA University in Baku, his talks with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov were held.