YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 15, ARMENPERSS. The preparation works for a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan have not stopped despite the current escalation and tension, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing.
She reminded that the Russian foreign minister’s special representative on fostering the normalization of the relations Armenia and Azerbaijan, Igor Khovaev, visited Yerevan and Baku these days.
“The main topic of the talks has been the discussion of the draft peace treaty. We assure that the respective efforts will continue”, Zakharova said.
She said that Russia’s position over the latest tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is presented in the Foreign Ministry’s September 13 statement. “We call on the sides to show restraint and solve the problems with political and diplomatic means, including within the frames of the trilateral commission on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border delimitation”, she said and didn’t rule out that the issue of the escalation of the situation in the region maybe in the spotlight also during the ongoing summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan, where the leaders of Russia and Azerbaijan are expected to meet.
“Our military is in close contact with both sides aimed at achieving a stable ceasefire and returning the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops to their initial positions”, Zakharova stated.