Phone conversation of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Russia

15 November, 2020

On November 15, Foreign Minister of Armenia  Zohrab Mnatsakanyan held a phone conversation with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

The discussions focused on the practical implementation of the provisions of the joint statement of November 10 on the establishment of a ceasefire regime and deployment of the Russian peacekeepers, including the issues of the deployment of Russian peacekeepers in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and the effective implementation of the mandate.

Minister Mnatsakanyan stressed the imperative of undertaking steps to ensure conditions for the return of the Armenians of Artsakh displaced as a result of the Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression to their homeland, and the protection and restoration of their rights.

In his turn, the Foreign Minister of Russia informed his Armenian counterpart about the activity plans of the interdepartmental center for humanitarian response established by the November 13 decree of the Russian President.

The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Russia also touched upon the issues on preserving the monuments of historical-cultural heritage. 

Both sides highlighted the cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNESCO, the UN Development Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross and other multilateral organizations to address the needs of the Armenians of Artsakh on the ground and to preserve the Armenian historical-cultural heritage.

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