Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev highlighted a special role of Russia and President Vladimir Putin in settling the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
"I would like to express gratitude to you, Vladimir [Putin] for your active participation in the settlement both in the previous years and especially during the hot phase of the conflict. The fact that today three leaders of the countries sign this document says about a special role of Russia in solving this conflict," the Azerbaijani leader said in a statement broadcast by AzTV, TASS reports.
He also expressed confidence that Russia would play an important role in normalizing relations between the two countries.
Aliyev also thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his "active participation in the political settlement of the conflict." "We create a completely new format of cooperation in the region not only with the goal of settling the conflict, but also in the interests of future development," he said.
On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh since 00:00 Moscow Time on November 10. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would remain on the positions they hold and Russian peacekeepers would be deployed to the region. Besides, Armenia and Azerbaijan should carry out the exchange of prisoners of war and the bodies of those killed.