Current state of US-Russian ties won’t affect Nagorno-Karabakh cooperation – Lavrov

Cooperation between Russia and the US on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement was not damaged by the current state of relations between Moscow and Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. Speaking at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, he said “many areas of relations are at a deadlock,” TASS reports. “We share a position with the US and France,” Lavrov said, adding that co-chairmen of the three countries regularly meet at the level of ambassadors and ministers, and regularly visit the region. The minister hopes that the meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan respectively, held in October will help overcome “some kind of stagnation” in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.