Ryabkov: Gabala radar not threatening bilateral relations
‘The problem of Gabala Radar Station between Russia and Azerbaijan will not reach an unsettled level’.
The statement came from deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov, APA reported.
Deputy Minister said that this problem doesn’t threaten the development of Russian- Azerbaijan bilateral relations: “The mutual constructive relations between Russia and Azerbaijan are an example for the other countries.”
Asked about the results of the negotiations on Gabala Radar Station, Ryabkov said: “We couldn’t hold negotiations through media outlets. Could you understand? Unfortunately, diplomacy is like grain cultivation. Therefore the envoys and negotiators must be provided with an opportunity. Officials of the Foreign Affairs and Defense ministries are directly participating in the negotiations.”
Russian Kommersant newspaper reported about the problem appeared during the negotiations on Gabala Radar Station between Azerbaijan and Russia. It said Baku intends to increase the annual rental to $300 million.
First round of the negotiations on Gabala Radar Station was held in Moscow. Next round is expected to be held in Baku.