Russian President Vladimir Putin chaired a videoconference meeting to discuss the settlement of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the situation in the South Caucasus.
It was held on the eve of the trilateral summit of the leaders of the Russian Federation, Armenia and Azerbaijan, which will be held tomorrow in Moscow at the initiative of Putin, according to the Kremlin’s website.
At the talks on January 11, the parties will discuss the course of the settlement of the situation in Karabakh and further steps to resolve the problems in the region.
The emphasis will be placed on the issues of providing assistance to residents of the affected areas and the development of trade, economic and transport links.
In addition, the head of the Russian state will hold separate talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Today’s meeting with Vladimir Putin was attended by foreign and defense ministers Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu, FSB director Alexander Bortnikov, Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev and head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin.