Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov, Chief of Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), has summed up the recent actions of Armenia and Azerbaijan aimed at settling the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.
Actions of Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders contribute to reduction of tension in region - Chief of CSTO Joint Staff
STEPANAKERT, FEBRUARY 6, ARTSAKHPRESS-ARMENPRESS: During today’s Moscow-Yerevan-Minsk-Bishkek-Astana video conference, Anatoly Sidorov said the actions of the leaders of the two countries have contributed to the reduction of tension in the region.
“The joint efforts of the international mediators and regional states, as well as the intensification of dialogue which is necessary for the future works aimed at peacefully settling the NK conflict, have led to the reduction of tension. The regular meetings of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan enabled to take concrete actions for strengthening trust”, the Chief of CSTO Joint Staff said.
He also highlighted the direct connection established between the two countries at the top leadership level recently.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev had a brief meeting in Dushanbe on September 28, 2018, during which they reached an agreement to reduce tension and prevent incidents in the border. An “operative connection” has been established between the sides since the meeting of the two leaders.
Thereafter, they held another informal meeting in St. Petersburg in December on the sidelines of the informal meeting of the heads of CIS states.
Pashinal and Aliyev also met on January 22, 2019 in Davos on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.