MOSCOW (ArmRadio )—Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday met separately with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts in Moscow for talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported Friday.
The meetings were held on the sidelines of an informal meeting of foreign ministers from the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
“During discussions with his counterparts, the Russian foreign minister underlined the commitment of the Russian leadership to, in line with the efforts of OSCE Minsk Group, actively promote a peaceful political solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh [conflict], an alternative to which does not exist,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It said Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian and Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov “reconfirmed their commitment to achieving a peaceful solution in accordance with the Moscow Declaration of the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia on November 2, 2008.”
According to the ITAR-TASS news agency, Nalbandian and Lavrov discussed the framework peace deal put forth by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs. Both diplomats agreed that that there was no alternative to the peaceful resolution of conflict.
While in Moscow, Nalbandian visited the Armenian Embassy there and briefed diplomatic staff on Armenian foreign policy priorities.