Zarif to hold talks on Karabakh with Azerbaijan and Russia

Zarif to hold talks on Karabakh with Azerbaijan and Russia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay an official visit to Russia and Azerbaijan on November 23-24, spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Saeed Khatibzadeh wrote on his Twitter page.

According to him, the Iranian FM will hold talks on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, recent regional processes and bilateral relations.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed. Aghdam region will be returned to Azerbaijan before November 20, Kelbajar region - before November 15, Lachin region - before December 1. Later, Baku gave Yerevan postponement for troops withdrawal from Kelbajar until November 25.