The sides in Nagorno-Karabakh settlement have moved much closer to success than ever before but it is too early to disclose the details, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday after talks with his Azerbajani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov, TASS reports.
“We have grounds to think that we are now moving much closer to success than ever before,” Lavrov said.
However, the foreign minister said he will not disclose the details of agreements reached between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia at their meeting in St. Petersburg on June 20.
“For obvious reasons, we are not publicly disclosing details of those ideas that were discussed at the meeting. The leaders of the three countries agreed after the meeting on June 20 that they will carefully treat those sprouts of hope that are appearing. Not because we are hiding something, it is just an ethical norm at negotiations,” he added.
Talking about his meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev that took place on July 11, Lavrov said: “The conversation was rather useful, and this will help us move forward towards realization of the understanding reached by the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia at the meeting in St. Petersburg on June 20,” the foreign minister concluded.