Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is sure that the West's attempts to provoke a dispute between Russia and Armenia are doomed to failure. He announced this at Monday’s joint news conference in Moscow with his visiting Armenian colleague, Ararat Mirzoyan.
"We see the open attempts of Western countries to provoke a dispute between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Armenia; thinking and at the same time not caring about the interests of the countries located there, but about their own geopolitical interests. I am sure that such attempts are doomed to failure," Lavrov said.
The Russian FM said that he and his Armenian colleague discussed in detail ways to settle the situation around the Lachin corridor, and in Karabakh in general. They confirmed the importance of the quick resumption of the negotiation process in all directions of the tripartite statements between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.
“Taking into account the significant work done toward unblocking transport and economic connections, we hope that soon the co-chairs of the commission will be able to reach concrete agreements. We are in favor of intensifying the activity of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border delimitation commission with the advisory support of the Russian Federation. On the Russian side, there is a willingness to further contribute to the signing of a peace treaty between Yerevan and Baku. The importance of broader regional formats, including the 3+3 platform which opens opportunities for cooperation between the countries of the South Caucasus and its neighbors, was emphasized," the Russian FM noted.