Azerbaijan-Russia talks focus on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Azerbaijan-Russia talks focus on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
# 10 May 2007 09:46 (UTC +04:00)
Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov had several meetings in Russian Foreign Ministry. The discussions focused on regional and international security, development of bilateral relations between Russia and Azerbaijan.
Mr.Azimov delivered lecture on the Azerbaijan Republic’s security policy at the invitation of Caucasus Research Center at Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He also delivered lecture on the challenges before the Azerbaijan Republic and regional security at Carnegie Moscow Center.
The Deputy Minister commenting on the results of the talks at Russian Foreign Ministry and Azerbaijan’s policy said Azerbaijan’s foreign policy is of transregional character. Touching on his talks with Russian deputy foreign ministers, Mr.Azimov called these talks efficient and important in terms of rightly understanding each other’s positions, assessment of regional security and interests of the two countries. He said according to Russian Foreign Ministry’s policy, Azerbaijan is an important strategic partner for Russia, and relations are based on mutual confidence and respect.
The talks also highlighted Euro-Atlantic themes, control of arms, disarmament, and nonproliferation of nuclear weapon, security in the Caspian Sea, deployment of missile-defense system in Europe, cooperation with NATO, as well as general situation in the world, transregional ad transnational projects.
The Deputy Foreign Minister stressed that the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict was also focused on.
“Azerbaijan’s position was introduced to the Russian side. We were pleased with the exchange of views,” he concluded./APA/
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