Lavrov to visit Armenia for talks on Karabakh

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will go on an official visit to Armenia on Thursday.

Lavrov to visit Armenia for talks on Karabakh

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Armenia on an official visit on April 22 to hold talks with President Serzh Sargsyan and the Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandian . The two foreign ministers are expected to discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues, including the Nagorno-Karabakh recent flare-up. Russia has said that a solution to the conflict will be focus of the talks.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Russia and Armenia are partners and allies and it was written in the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance of 29 August 1997 and the Declaration of Allied Cooperation of 26 September 2000.

An intense political dialog is ongoing at top and high levels.

The foreign ministry said. "On 9 May, Serzh Sargsian attended the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of (the Soviet victory) in the Great Patriotic War. On 9-10 July, Sargsian visited Ufa, the venue of informal summits of the SCO and BRICS with participation of heads of member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union. On 5-7 September 2015 and on 10-11 March 2016, Serzh Sargsian was in Moscow on working visits. The heads of state hold regular meetings at various international forums, in particular in the formats of EAEU, CIS and CSTO."

Russia has held regular talks with both Azerbaijan and Armenia, trying to bring an end to the dispute regarding the  Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Moscow as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group is in high-level talks with both capitals.

Overnight to April 2, hostilities erupted on the line disengaging warring sides in Nagorno-Karabakh with Russia siding with Armenia despite Armenia breaking the ceasefire numerous times.

Source: TASS

 

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