Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan the issue of border security between Baku and Yerevan.
This came in a phone call, on Monday, according to a statement issued by the Russian presidency, the “Kremlin”.
The statement referred to the meeting that took place between the two leaders in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on December 9, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, regarding the implementation of the tripartite agreements between Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia concluded in November 2020 and January and November 2021.
He added that the two sides attached “particular importance to projects aimed at restoring trade, economic, logistical and transportation links in the South Caucasus, and ensuring border security between Azerbaijan and Armenia.”
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On September 27, 2020, the Azerbaijani army launched an operation to liberate its occupied lands in Karabakh, and after fierce battles that lasted for 44 days, Azerbaijan and Armenia reached a ceasefire agreement, providing for Baku’s restoration of control over occupied provinces.