Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

01.10.2020

On October 1, Minister of Foreign Minister of Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu thoroughly discussed the recent escalation of tension in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Both ministers expressed serious concern over the ongoing armed confrontation and supported an immediate cessation of hostilities. They emphasised that the involvement in the conflict of militants and illegal armed groups from other regions was totally unacceptable and highlighted the need for extremely balanced steps designed to provide political and diplomatic assistance to Baku and Yerevan.

Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu reaffirmed their readiness to closely coordinate the actions of Russia and Turkey to stabilise the situation and bring the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution process back to a peaceful negotiation track as soon as possible.

The Russian side highlighted the efforts undertaken by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, including the Joint Statement of the Presidents of Russia, the United States and France of October 1, 2020.

The two ministers also touched upon the current bilateral agenda and agreed to maintain further contacts.