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Joint statement of Putin, Pashinyan and Aliyev published

Ilham Aliyev, Vladimir Putin and Nikol Pashinyan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan (left to right)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan issued a joint statement following the trilateral meeting. Full text of the document disseminated Kremlin press service on Monday, October 31.

As a result of the meeting, Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to refrain from the use of force or the threat of its use. All problematic issues will be resolved solely on the basis of mutual recognition of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders – in accordance with the UN Charter and the Alma-Ata Declaration adopted in 1991.

Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan also reaffirmed their commitment to the agreements agreed on November 9, 2020. The signing of a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan will be facilitated by Russia.

All participants of the meeting noted the demand for Russian peacekeepers in stabilizing the situation in Transcaucasia. Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia also agreed to make additional efforts to resolve the remaining humanitarian issues.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the agreement on a joint statement following a trilateral meeting of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. He noted that not all issues on Nagorno-Karabakh were agreed upon – some things had to be removed from the text previously worked out at the level of specialists. However, the meeting created conditions for further steps towards resolving the situation as a whole.

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