Telephone conversation with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev 2020-08-12 23:10:00 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the Azerbaijani side’s initiative. Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev discussed topical matters on the bilateral agenda, reaffirming their mutual commitment to further strengthening the partnership between Russia and Azerbaijan in all spheres. Ilham Aliyev congratulated Vladimir Putin on the approval of a Russian coronavirus vaccine. The two leaders exchanged views on regional matters in the context of the July escalation on the state border between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Russia stressed the importance of preventing any actions that could ratchet up tensions.