The Karabakh conflict has already been consigned to history, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during the meeting with President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Trend reports.
"It is now time to speak and act towards the normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Of course, we highly appreciate your personal role in this matter. Today's trilateral meeting, which will follow a little later, will not be our first meeting. Such meetings have been held on your initiative before and, as I can see, they gave a very good impetus to the normalization process. Azerbaijan put forward five basic principles relatively recently, on the basis of which the relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia should be normalized. These are the fundamental principles of international law, and I think that normalization can be achieved on this basis. The Karabakh conflict has already been consigned to history. It was resolved two years ago, so there is practically nothing to discuss in this context. The normalization of Azerbaijani-Armenian relations is a format that, of course, requires very serious steps. We look forward to your continued active personal role and Russia's role in achieving these goals," the head of state said.