Statement by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and President of the Russian Federation

11 january 2021, 19:25

Statement of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and President of the Russian Federation

11 January 2021

We, the undersigned as President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I. H. Aliyev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia N. V. Pashinyan and President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin, state the following:

1. With the aim of implementing Article 9 of the Statement dated 9 November 2020 in relation to the unblocking of all economic and transport communications in the region, we support the suggestion of President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin on the establishment of a trilateral working group co-chaired by deputy prime ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia and Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.

2. The working group will hold its first meeting before 30 January 2021, as a result of which it will formulate a list of main activity directions arising from the implementation of Article 9 of the Statement, establishing railway and automobile communication as a priority, and also determine other directions as agreed upon between the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia and the Russian Federation, hereinafter referred to as Parties.

3. With the aim of implementing the key activity directions, the co-chairs of the working group will approve the composition of expert subgroups for these directions, which would be comprised of officials of relevant authorities and organizations of the Parties. The expert subgroups will, within a month of the working group’s meeting, submit a list of projects specifying the required resources and activities for their implementation for the approval at the highest level by the Parties.

4. The working group will, before 1 March 2021, submit a list of activities and their implementation schedule for approval at the highest level by the Parties, which would envisage restoration and installation of new infrastructure facilities required for the organization, implementation and provision of security of international shipping carried out across the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, as well as shipping carried out by the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia the implementation of which requires the crossing of the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I. H. Aliyev [signed]

Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia N. V. Pashinyan [signed]

President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin [signed]