This is stated in the Declaration on Friendship and Strategic Partnership between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation that was signed by the countries' presidents during Dmitry Medvedev's official visit to Azerbaijan.
Russia and Azerbaijan intend to extend and broaden their political dialogue at various levels across the entire spectrum of their bilateral relations, and international and regional issues in which they have a mutual interest.
The Declaration stresses the importance of an accelerated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of universally recognised norms and principles of international law and, above all, the respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of state borders, as well as the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and OSCE decisions.
Russia and Azerbaijan also called on Caspian Sea states to reach an accelerated resolution to the problem of the legal status of the Caspian.
Dmitry Medvedev expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of talks with the President of Azerbaijan, calling them an important stage in the development of their bilateral relations.
The President of Russia placed separate emphasis on cultural and educational cooperation and thanked Ilham Aliev for taking measures to preserve the Russian cultural heritage in Azerbaijan.