Russia Anxious to Resolve Karabagh Conflict Says Russian Ambassador

BAKU (AzerTag)–Russia’s outgoing ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolay Ryabov–during a press conference marking the end of his tenure on Thursday–said that Russia is eager to find an immediate solution to the Mountainous Karabagh conflict.

At a Wednesday meeting with the speaker of Azerbaijan’s Milli Majlis (National Assembly) Murtuz Alasgarov–who insisted the conflict over Karabagh has placed serious obstacles for greater democratic reforms to be realized in Azerbaijan–the Russian ambassador said that there exists numerous long-running conflicts in the region–and Russia’strives to resolve these issues.

In the case of Mountainous Karabagh–Ryabov noted that Russia not only co-chairs the OSCE Minsk group–which is tasked with finding a resolution to the conflict–but is also the most authoritative country in the region to deal with the matter.

He also revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has initiated a meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan–Russia–and Armenia in Astana–Kazakhstan on September 16.

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