Caucasus Reality 28 july — 09:16

Putin and Erdogan discussed situation on Azerbaijani-Armenian border

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Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the initiative of the Turkish side, informs the press-service of the Russian head of state.

The Presidents exchanged opinions on the developments in the South Caucasus related to the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of preventing any steps that could cause an escalation in tensions. Both presidents spoke in favour of resolving the conflict through peaceful means, through talks. They expressed their interest in coordinating efforts to achieve stabilisation in the region.

The two leaders also pointed out the lack of alternatives to a political or diplomatic settlement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, one based on international law, in the interests of both the Armenian and Azerbaijani people.

They also touched on current issues on the bilateral agenda. In particular, they expressed appreciation for their cooperation in fighting the coronavirus, which allowed them to make the decision to partially resume regular flights between several Russian and Turkish cities from August 1.

Vladimir Putin congratulated the President of Turkey and the Turkish people on the approaching Kurban Bayram holiday.

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