The parties supported the meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities aimed at launching the process of improving ties between the countries, Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov told a press conference, as he answered Report's question.
"In December, we managed to bring together the public figures of the two countries. There were talks about continuing contacts in 2022, though the dates are unclear yet. The process is complex, but it has been unleashed," the diplomat said.
He noted that the work of the trilateral working group would also have a positive impact on the public.
On December 23 and 24, 2021, Moscow hosted the first meeting of the representatives of the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities after the 44-day war. It took place in the presence of the Special Representative of the Russian President on International Cultural Cooperation, Mikhail Shvydkoi. The meeting participants discussed measures to reduce tension between the two peoples and agreed to continue such contacts in early 2022.