Putin informs Erdogan on Karabakh meeting results
Russian President Vladimir Putin informed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Moscow's trilateral meeting held with Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh during a phone call on Wednesday.
Putin said during the talk that one of the major outcomes of the meeting was the intention to normalize the relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Erdogan, on the other hand, expressed that Turkey desires to have circumstances in Nagorno-Karabakh that enable Azerbaijanis and Armenians to live together in harmony without the necessity of monitoring. According to a presidential statement released following the meeting, Erdoğan said that when these circumstances are achieved, the whole world will see the constructive results of the Turkish-Russian partnership once again.
The two leaders also discussed the situation of the joint Turkish-Russian center in the region, Daily Sabah reported.
The leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia on Monday signed a pact to develop economic ties and infrastructure to benefit the entire Caucasus region on Jan.12.
Speaking in Moscow, alongside Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian PM Nikol Pashinian, Putin hailed the talks as "extremely important and useful." "We were able to come to an agreement ... on the development of the situation in the region," Putin told reporters four hours after trilateral talks.
The Russian leader also said the Nov. 9 agreement between the three countries, ending the 44-day Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, had generally been fulfilled. He added that Russian military units, who are temporarily in the region, are carrying out their duties.