Telephone conversation with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev 2021-04-01 13:05:00 Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. Developments in Nagorno-Karabakh were discussed. The leaders noted with satisfaction that the situation was stable in general and the ceasefire regime was complied with. Taking into account Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk’s talks held in Baku, there was a discussion of the work to establish economic ties and transport communications in Southern Caucasus, carried out in line with the statement of the Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders of November 9, 2020, and January 11, 2021. In this context, the activities of the Working Group co-chaired by the three countries’ deputy prime ministers were praised. The presidents also touched on a number of issues on the bilateral agenda, including cooperation in countering the spread of the coronavirus. They reaffirmed their mutual commitment to continue strengthening Russian-Azerbaijani strategic partnership and promoting mutually beneficial projects. They also agreed on further contacts.