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Telephone conversation with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

May 19, 2021

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

The two presidents continued discussing the developments around Nagorno-Karabakh with an emphasis on the practical work of ensuring security and stability in the region in full conformity with the letter and spirit of the trilateral statements made on November 9, 2020 and January 11, 2021.

In this context, they noted the recent incident on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Both leaders support settling the issue through political and diplomatic means alone. Russia will continue its mediation and consultative assistance aimed at helping Azerbaijan and Armenia reach an agreement on the delimitation and demarcation of the state border.

The leaders also exchanged views on key bilateral issues. Ilham Aliyev expressed his sincere gratitude to Russia for the Russian vaccine supplies. Both presidents noted their interest in deepening mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas. Intensive contact between governments, as well as the relevant ministries and departments will take place in pursuit of this goal.

May 19, 2021