Russian and Turkish diplomats discuss Karabakh
The Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministries held consultations on Tuesday to discuss Syria, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
"[The sides] considered in detail a range of issues on international assistance to resolving the Syria, Nagorno-Karabakh, Palestinian-Israeli and other regional crises, political aspects of their settlements based on international norms and corresponding resolutions of the United Nations Security Council," the ministry said.
Moscow and Ankara, when touching upon the South Caucasus and Central Asia, reaffirmed their commitment to further coordination of efforts to strengthen peace and stability in those regions.
"The activity of the joint Russian-Turkish center for monitoring the ceasefire and all military operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone was highly praised. It was agreed to continue work to unblock economic and transport ties in the South Caucasus," the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.
The consultations were held on June 8 between Russian Deputy Foreign Ministers Sergey Vershinin, Alexander Grushko, and Andrei Rudenko, and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal.