Jeyhun Bayramov, Azerbaijan’s foreign minister, spoke with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian by phone on Tuesday, according to a statement by Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry.
The two foreign ministers agreed that their current rhetoric on the bilateral level is harmful and disagreements should be resolved through dialogue, the ministry said in a statement. Bayramov and Amir-Abdollahian also underlined that the situation does not correspond with the level of friendship Azerbaijan and Iran have.
Bayramov and Amir-Abdollahian highlighted the importance of mutual respect for their countries’ territorial integrity and sovereignty, the statement further noted.
According to the statement, the ministers also decided that transit transportation via Azerbaijan will be discussed by the two countries’ concerned institutions.
After Tehran moved troops close to its border with Azerbaijan for nonstop military maneuvers in reaction to a joint military drill by Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan, tensions between Azerbaijan and Iran have escalated.