Zarif invites Azerbaijani counterpart to Tehran

Tehran (IP) - Foreign Ministers of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, in a video conferencing meeting on Wednesday, discussed the latest developments in bilateral relations following the war in the region.

Iran Press/Iran News: In the meeting of Mohammad Javad Zarif and Jeyhun Bayramov, which was held via video-conference, the two sides discussed Khodaafarin Dam, Rasht-Astara railway, north-south, and east-west corridors, holding a joint economic commission, and other issues.

The two officials also called the borders of the two countries the borders of peace, friendship, and cooperation and stressed its security.

In the conversation, the Iranian Foreign Minister invited his Azerbaijani counterpart to visit Tehran soon.

Iranian foreign minister scheduled to visit Russia and the Republic of Azerbaijan on November 23 and 24 which was canceled because of serious cabinet meetings on next year's budget.

Azerbaijan and Armenia renewed clashes on September 27 and raged a full-fledged war in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The area experienced flare-ups of violence in the summer of 2014, in April 2016, and this past July.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting from November 10.

Under the document, the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides are to maintain the positions that they held and Russian peacekeepers are to be deployed to the region.

Iran had a constructive role in the establishment of a ceasefire in the region.


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