News ID: 277316
Published: 0504 GMT November 25, 2020

Iran’s FM invites Azerbaijani counterpart to Tehran

Iran’s FM invites Azerbaijani counterpart to Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has invited his counterpart from Azerbaijan to visit Tehran in a near future.

The invitation has been made during a video conference between Zarif and Jeyhun Bayramov of Azerbaijan Republic on Wednesday, reported.

During the virtual meeting, the two FMs discussed the latest developments in bilateral relations following the territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Zarif and Bayramov also exchanged views on the joint projects including the Khodaafarin Dam, Rasht-Astara railway, north-south, and east-west corridors, as well as holding a meeting of the joint economic commission among other issues.

The two officials also referred to the Iran-Azerbaijan borders as the borders of peace, friendship, and cooperation and stressed the need to ensure security in border areas.

Iranian foreign minister scheduled to visit Russia and the Republic of Azerbaijan on November 23 and 24 which was canceled because of serious cabinet meetings over the next year's budget.

Azerbaijan and Armenia renewed clashes on September 27 and raged a full-fledged war in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The area experienced flare-ups of violence in the summer of 2014, April 2016, and July 2020.

On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting from November 10.

Under the document, the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides are to maintain the positions that they held and Russian peacekeepers are to be deployed to the region.

Iran had a constructive role in the establishment of a ceasefire in the region.

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