2020-12-07

Russian and German leaders talk on the phone to discuss issues such as naqa

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Xinhua News Agency, Moscow, December 7th (Reporter Leo) Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation with German Chancellor Merkel on the 7th to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) region and other issues.

The Kremlin website issued a statement on the same day that Putin stated in the phone call that Russia had mediated the promotion of a ceasefire in the region, and based on the request of Azerbaijan and Armenia to the area along the line of contact and the Lachin corridor Dispatch peacekeeping troops to perform tasks.

The statement emphasized that strict implementation of the statement signed by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia on November 9 will help promote the overall stability of the situation in the region. The two sides also expressed their willingness to continue cooperation within the framework of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

The statement said that the two sides also expressed satisfaction with the situation since the implementation of a comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine in July, and said that the health departments of the two countries will continue to work on the anti-epidemic issues including the new crown vaccine. communication.

The Naka region is located in the southwest of Azerbaijan, and its residents are mostly Armenians. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the ownership of the Naka region. In 1994, the two sides reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire, but the two countries have been in a state of hostility due to the Naka issue, and armed conflicts have occurred from time to time.

On September 27 this year, Azerbaijan and Armenia broke out in a new round of conflict in the Naka region. On November 9, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia signed a statement announcing a complete ceasefire in the Naka region from 00:00 on the 10th, Moscow time. According to the statement, Azerbaijan and Armenia will exchange prisoners of war, other detainees and the remains of victims, and Russia will deploy peacekeepers in the Naka region.