One of the main topics of discussion was the situation in the Caucasus. Dmitry Medvedev informed Ilham Aliyev of the steps taken by Russia to ensure security in the Southern Caucasus. In a press statement following the meeting, the President of Russia referred to Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation as a key factor for maintaining stability in the region.
With regards to a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia is ready to continue to provide the greatest possible assistance in finding a mutually acceptable solution to this complex issue, and expressed support for the continuation of direct talks between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The Russian head of state expressed his satisfaction with the dynamic development of cooperation between Russia and Azerbaijan. Ilham Aliyev also gave a positive evaluation of Azerbaijan’s ties with Russia in trade, economic, cultural and educational spheres.