Caucasus (bbabo.net), - Vladimir Putin invited Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to meet in Russia. With such a proposal, the head of the Russian state made today, October 14, at the CIS summit in Astana.
Putin reminded Pashinyan and Aliyev that they had repeatedly met in a trilateral format. In modern conditions, it would be nice to meet again, the President of Russia stressed.
“I am pleased to invite both the President of Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia. Please, we can arrange a date with you. I hope that there is interest, in Russia, anywhere, at any time: in Sochi, in St. Petersburg, in Moscow,” Putin said.
Last Thursday, it became known that the trilateral contact between the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on the sidelines of the CIS summit in the Kazakh capital is not on the schedule of Vladimir Putin, Ilham Aliyev and Nikol Pashinyan, although the Kremlin had previously proposed holding such a meeting.
Recall that on November 9, 2020, the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a tripartite statement that stopped the 44-day war in Karabakh and launched the Russian peacekeeping mission in the region. Two subsequent face-to-face trilateral meetings took place on January 11 and November 26, 2021. They adopted statements concerning the unblocking of regional transport communications, the creation of commissions for the delimitation and demarcation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the development of confidence building measures between the parties.