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Joint statement issued following meeting between Nikol Pashinyan, Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev


A joint statement was issued following the trilateral meeting held between RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, RF President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Moscow. Below is the text of the joint statement. (the photocopy is enclosed)

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

1. With a view to implementing paragraph 9 of the Statement of 9 November2020 as regards the unblocking all economic and transportation links in the region, we hereby endorse the proposal of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin on creating a trilateral Working Group under the joint chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, and the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.

2. The Working Group will hold its first meeting by 30 January 2021, according to the results of which it will draw up a list of the main directions of activities arising from the implementation of the aforementioned paragraph 9 of the Statement, setting rail and road communication as a priority, and will further identify other directions as agreed upon by the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Armenia, and the Russian Federation, hereinafter referred to as the Parties.

3. In order to implement the main direction of activities, the Co-chairs of the Working Group will approve the composition of expert subgroups as per these directions from among the officials of the competent authorities and organizations of the Parties. Within a month after the meeting of the Working Group, the expert subgroups will submit a list of projects substantiating the necessary resources and measures for their implementation and approval by the Parties at the highest level.

4. By 1 March 2021, the Working Group will submit for the Parties’ approval at the highest level a list and timetable of activities aimed at restoring or building new transport infrastructure facilities necessary for organizing, implementing and ensuring the safety of international traffic carried out across the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia, as well as equally ensuring the safety of traffic carried out by the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia which requires crossing the territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia.”

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