IP- Armenian Prime Minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone call on Friday to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lachin Corridor, the Armenian cabinet said in a statement.

Iran PressEurope: "The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, caused by Azerbaijan’s unlawful blockade of the Lachin Corridor, was discussed during the phone call. When speaking about dealing with the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan highlighted the importance of consistent steps by the Russian peacekeeping mission," the statement reads.

Pashinyan and Putin also discussed ways to restore transport links in the South Caucasus. "The parties considered issues pertaining to the implementation of the trilateral statements the leaders of Armenia, Russia, and Azerbaijan adopted on November 9, 2020, on January 11 and November 26, 2021, and on October 31, 2022, including the unblocking of the regional transport infrastructure. The parties also touched upon Armenian-Russian relations," the statement added.

Turkey also calls for an early conclusion of a peace agreement between Baku, and Yerevan.

Ankara believes that a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia needs to be concluded as soon as possible, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said following talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Friday.

"We discussed issues related to the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. We call for an early conclusion of a peace agreement between the two countries. We will continue to hold consultations on the matter, particularly with Russia," he pointed out.

"Russia expects that non-regional actors will not interfere with the settlement in the South Caucasus," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the news conference.


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