“The Azerbaijani side welcomes the statement of Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russian Federation on step by step resolution of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Hikmat Hajiyev posted on Twitter.
“There is a need for a step by step approach to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Jan 15.
“This will also contribute to the transition of a political settlement. Solving this issue once and for all by one document is impossible. A step-by-step approach is needed in this issue. This approach will show what can be done now, define the ways for which additional discussions are needed in connection with the settlement of the conflict and the status of Nagorno-Karabakh. That is, it's up to the parties,” added Russia’s top diplomat.