January 11, 2021 - 19:13 AMT
Meeting of Pashinyan, Putin, Aliyev ends after almost four hours

The meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev ended after almost four hours in Moscow on Monday, January 11.

Negotiations took place behind closed doors, with the exception of Putin's speech at the very beginning.

Putin said that following the meeting with Pashinyan and Aliyev, a joint statement was signed on fresh steps to develop infrastructure projects in Nagorno-Karabakh, and a relevant program will be presented by the Deputy PMs of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia in the near future.

The Russian President also described the talks with the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Karabakh as "important and useful".

Aliyev, in turn, called the meeting with Pashinyan and Putin "important for the further development of the region". He expressed hope that neighboring countries will actively participate in the creation of transport infrastructure in the south of the Caucasus.

This was the first meeting between Pashinyan and Aliyev after the end of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The two last met in February 2020 in Munich.