Russian President, Vladimir Putin, discussed on Saturday with President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, the implementation of the tripartite agreements on the settlement of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
"During the regular telephone contacts between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, practical aspects of the implementation of the agreements recorded in the trilateral statement on Nagorno-Karabakh of November 9 were discussed,” the Kremlin press service said in a statement, according to TASS.
They expressed satisfaction with the fact that the ceasefire is being respected, and the situation on the contact line is quite calm, the statement added.
"In a conversation with Ilham Aliyev, Vladimir Putin, in particular, drew attention to the fact that Christian churches and monasteries are located in the regions that are returned to the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with the trilateral declaration [on Nagorno-Karabakh]. In this regard, he stressed the importance of ensuring the safety and normal church life of these shrines," the statement noted.
Aliyev "showed understanding on this matter and said that the Azerbaijani side will carry on in this direction," the press service revealed.