Sergey Lavrov: Armenians and Azerbaijanis should live peacefully, with open borders

Sergey Lavrov: Armenians and Azerbaijanis should live peacefully, with open borders

Azerbaijanis and Armenians should live peacefully, and the borders between the two countries should be open, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today during the Primakov Readings in Moscow.

"With the participation of the OSCE Minsk Group, they (the authorities of Azerbaijan and Armenia - VK) should make sure that Armenians and Azerbaijanis live together. After that it will be easier to discuss the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh status," the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said, according to the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza.

Not only these two countries are interested in opening communications between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but also Russia, Turkey and Iran, whose opinion should also be taken into account in the negotiation process, the minister said.

The status of Nagorno-Karabakh has yet to be agreed, but there is no need to be focused on this right now, Lavrov added, stressing that the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to unblock all communications in accordance with the November 10 statement.

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