Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on Saturday supported the start of talks between Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations.

Iran PressAsia: Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan said that there is no alternative to the joint statements adopted as a result of the Second Karabakh conflict and the implementation of the agreements contained in those statements, adding: “Today, the region must develop towards peace and stability.

He stated that the only way to achieve these goals is to normalize relations between the countries of the region, eliminate hostilities, build trust between countries, develop economic ties, open communications and create an environment of cooperation between states.

Azerbaijani official emphasized said: "We welcome and support the start of Turkish-Armenian contacts initiated by Turkey. We believe that the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations also determines the normalization of Azerbaijani-Armenian relations.”

The first meeting and talks between Sardar Qilich and Ruben Rubinian, the special envoys of Turkey and Armenia, to normalize relations between the two countries were held in Moscow yesterday (Friday), and the two sides agreed to continue the talks without preconditions. 219