MOSCOW: Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire from midday Saturday and to start “substantive talks” over Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned after marathon negotiations in Moscow.
Speaking after 11 hours of talks between the overseas ministers of arch-enemies Armenia and Azerbaijan, Lavrov mentioned the warring sides agreed on a ceasefire from “12 hours 00 minutes on October 10 on humanitarian grounds.”
Russian overseas ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed to AFP that the ceasefire would start from midday Saturday.
During the ceasefire — mediated by the International Committee of the Red Cross — the events will trade useless our bodies and prisoners, Lavrov mentioned, studying from an announcement.
“Concrete parameters of the ceasefire will be agreed separately,” the assertion mentioned.
Russia´s prime diplomat additionally mentioned that Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to start out in search of a long-lasting answer to the territorial dispute.
“Azerbaijan and Armenia begin substantive negotiations with the purpose of achieving a peaceful settlement as soon as possible,” Lavrov advised reporters, including that such talks can be mediated by the Minsk Group of worldwide negotiators.