Relations between Russia and Azerbaijan are in a very good situation. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the beginning of his talk with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev, within the framework of the Caspian Summit in Turkmenistan's capital of Ashgabat.
"Everything we have agreed on is being implemented. [Bilateral] trade is growing. (…). But the most important thing is the implementation of our programs, or rather, our joint plan [i.e., Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation] until 2024. (…).
Everything is moving forward with us. Of course, there are regional security issues including, and first of all, in connection with the Karabakh [conflict] settlement. We have discussed this with you, and will now have the opportunity to discuss this topic again. (…). (…) the colleagues made very interesting proposals in terms of the development of regional cooperation," Putin added.
Aliyev, in turn, expressed hope that relations between Azerbaijan and Russia will continue to develop successfully.