RUSSIA WELCOMES RESUMPTION OF DIRECT CONTACTS BETWEEN ARMENIAN AND AZERBAIJANI LEADERSHIP

APA, Azerbaijan
Dec 2 2013

[ 02 December 2013 23:10 ]

Baku-APA. Russia welcomes restoration of direct contacts between the
leadership of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Vladimir Putin said in Yerevan,
APA reports quoting news.am.

The Russian leader said Karabakh issue was touched upon during the
negotiations with the Armenian leadership, in the context of the
discussion of regional and international challenges.

"You know that I have recently been on a visit to Baku. We also had an
in-depth conversation with Azerbaijani President about the prospects
of the settlement. I am very pleased to note that the meeting, which
was held on November 19 in Vienna, was clearly positive. We hope for
common sense and aspiration for the settlement from both sides. We
will do everything to promote it within the framework of the OSCE
Minsk Group," Putin added.