Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the latest situation in Nagorno-Karabakh by telephone.

Iran PressEurope: The Kremlin press office in a statement said that in order to coordinate the actions of the leaders of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron.

The statements added, during the phone conversation, some issues related to the January 11 (January 22) meeting of the leaders of Russia, Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan in Moscow were discussed.

The statement said: "Referring to the continuous implementation of the joint statement of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on November 9, 2020 and the stabilization of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, it is noted that at on Monday's meeting, the return of Nagorno-Karabakh region to the normal situation will be considered."

The Kremlin press office in the statement said that a trilateral meeting with the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan would be held in Moscow on Monday at the initiative of the Russian president.

During the telephone conversation, the French President also expressed support for Russia's efforts to help resolve the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and stressed the importance of humanitarian aid to the people of Nagorno-Karabakh affected by the war in the region, including with the participation of the international organizations. 

Putin and Macron also agreed to continue contacts between Russian and French officials at various levels.


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