Iran’s Oil Ministry and Azerbaijan’s SOCAR energy company discussed avenues to boost cooperation in oil and gas projects, especially in the Caspian Sea region, amid improving ties between the two neighboring countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the talks he hosted in southern Russia Friday with the leaders of regional rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan were “constructive” and produced a series of agreements on key issues.
A Russian-brokered ceasefire held Wednesday at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, officials said, a day after deadly clashes between the arch-foes sparked fears of another flare-up in their territorial dispute.
Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh voiced concern over the new escalation of the war on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and called on the two neighboring countries to exercise restraint.
Azerbaijan should give up hate polices and take a constructive stance for the sake of easing tensions and putting the region on a peaceful development track, Armenia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan said at an online meeting of the CIS Heads of Government Council on Friday.
Baku is ready to normalize ties with Yerevan and deems it important to implement the trilateral agreement on Karabakh, according to a statement from the Azeri Foreign Ministry released on Monday, marking Victory Day in the Karabakh War, which is a public holiday in Azerbaijan.