MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, on the instructions of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, paid a working visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.
In Baku, Sergei Shoigu was received by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and held talks with the head of the republic’s defense ministry Zakir Hasanov.
During the meeting, President Ilham Aliyev highly appreciated the progress in the implementation of the trilateral statement of November 10 this year. the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the President of the Russian Federation and the actions of the Russian contingent of peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Sergei Shoigu informed Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev about the deployment of a Russian contingent of peacekeeping forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Dear Mr. President, I am grateful to you for taking the time to meet with us to discuss urgent, somewhere urgent and urgent issues. Time moves dynamically quickly after the adoption of the statement by the heads of state of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, ”Sergei Shoigu said.
“I think that not much time has passed since the historic statement, but the peacekeeping forces have already taken the positions that were determined, at 23 posts. The main highways were taken under control. to ensure security on the line of contact. The return of refugees began. All the work that has been established to date naturally yields results. During this time, the ceasefire has been observed, and I am confident that it will continue to be so, ”the Russian Defense Minister said.
The President of Azerbaijan highly appreciated Russia’s efforts to stabilize the situation and the actions of Russian peacekeepers in the region.
“We will discuss issues related to the implementation of the trilateral statement signed by the Presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia. In our opinion, the provisions of the statement are being implemented successfully and this once again demonstrates the readiness of both the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides to put an end to the long-term conflict and come to a political settlement, ”the head of Azerbaijan said.
“I would like to express my gratitude to you, also to the leadership of Russia, President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, for active participation in the preparation and adoption of this important document,” Ilham Aliyev emphasized.
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