After overcoming their “misunderstandings,” Iran and Azerbaijan said on Monday that they are on course to accelerate their bilateral relations.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov made the announcement during a joint presser in Tehran.
The presidents of Iran and Azerbaijan have met twice in the past ten months, more recently on the sidelines of the Caspian Sea littoral states summit in Turkmenistan, describing the talks between them as “constructive” and “forward-looking,” the top Iranian diplomat said.
Amir-Abdollahian said the issue of territorial integrity of countries, including Azerbaijan, was emphasized in Monday’s meeting.
Tehran reiterates its support for the “peaceful settlement” of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Karabakh region based on the “principles of international law,” he added.
After almost three decades, Karabakh was liberated from the Armenian occupation last year, though Armenia has continued to make territorial claims on the region.