Foreign Ministers of Russia and Azerbaijan, Sergey Lavrov and
Opening the meeting, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister emphasized that he intends to discuss with his Russian counterpart the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and issues of bilateral relations, including economic ones.
For his part, Lavrov emphasized that the economy is the foundation of relations between the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan.
"Trade is growing rapidly, I think this year we will reach $3 billion in commodity turnover. Russian investments in Azerbaijan accounted for $1.5 billion, Azerbaijani investments in Russia are also very, very significant," the Russian minister said.