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Russia to Host Armenian-Azerbaijani Talks

Fri 28 Oct 2022 | 06:33 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin
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On Friday, the Kremlin confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will host talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The talks will take place on Monday in Sochi.

The Kremlin said in a statement: “On the initiative of the Russian side, tripartite negotiations between... Putin, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will be held on October 31 in Sochi."

Both neighbouring countries were escalated over the Nagorno-Karabach region for more than three decades. 

Last September, bloody military escalations took place over the borders which raised the concerns over the starting of a third war between both countries.

Moscow expressed the talks will handle “further steps to strengthen stability and security” based on Russia's mediation in the Caucasus.

The statement of the Kremlin added: “Questions on rebuilding and developing trade and economic as well as transport links will also be discussed."

Moreover, Putin will also hold talks with each of the both leaders alone.

The last meeting between Pashinyan and Aliyev held in Brussels for talks under the mediation of EU chief Charles Michel after the military escalations in September.

The latest war between both countries in 2020 left behind more than 6500 fatalities from Aremani and Azerbaijan and it was stopped by a Russian.