Putin hosts talks between Pashinyan, Aliyev in Moscow

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Moscow on Thursday for fresh talks hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Issues related to the unblocking of regional transport and economic infrastructures were discussed,” the Armenian government said in its readout of the meeting.

“An agreement was reached to continue the work after a week, within the framework of the meeting of the deputy prime ministers of the three countries,” reads the statement.

Speaking at the start of the talks, Putin said “there is an agreement on the principal issues”, adding all that remained were “surmountable obstacles” and “purely technical.”

“In my opinion, despite all difficulties and problems that still abound, the situation is generally developing towards a settlement,” Putin stated.

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