"We cannot but welcome the initiatives aimed at establishing lasting peace, good-neighborly relations between Baku and Yerevan," spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing, Report informs.
"A reliable basis for this is the agreements reached by the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia on November 9 last year and January 11 this year. We are ready to continue to provide all kinds of assistance to such processes. Of course, Armenia and Azerbaijan are at the beginning of a difficult path to establishing the necessary level of mutual trust and normalization of bilateral relations," Zakharova said.
According to her, it is essential that a positive background, including information, accompany this promotion.
"There are many obstacles to overcome when building interaction with our Azerbaijani and Armenian friends. We emphasize that stability, sustainable economic development of the South Caucasus meets the interests of all Russia's partners in this region. We expect that in practical matters, the parties will strive to take steps aimed at normalizing relations, creating an atmosphere of trust, and not new dividing lines," Zakharova added.