President Ilham Aliyev received Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation

01 april 2021, 12:00

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexei Overchuk.

Welcoming the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, President Ilham Aliyev said:

- It is nice to see you again, welcome. Work of the trilateral working group is progressing well. Very busy consultations are underway. I am regularly updated on this matter. I am glad that the decision made has proven itself worthy and, most importantly, there are already concrete results. As far as I know, five meetings have already been held both in face-to-face and in videoconference format. There is a topic for discussion, and this topic is important today from the point of view of economic preferences, in terms of regional cooperation and standpoint of strengthening security and peace in our region. Moreover, the post-conflict situation is generally developing positively and the risks of escalation are minimal. The more elements of cooperation there are, the stronger the security and stability will be, of course. Therefore, we will discuss these issues today and outline further steps and actions. Welcome again.

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Alexei Overchuk said:

- Thank you, dear Ilham Heydar oglu. Thank you very much for the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the work that is being carried out within the framework of the trilateral working group of deputy prime ministers on unblocking economic and transportation links in the region. As you have noted, we have met five times both face-to-face and in a videoconferencing format. Indeed, we have made some progress and the work is carried out in close interaction. We are constantly in touch with both the Azerbaijani and the Armenian sides. Indeed, we have established very good contacts here.