Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held meetings with the representatives of the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities of Russia on Thursday, July 23.
The sides discussed the role of the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities in maintaining interethnic peace and harmony on the territory of Russia.
They stressed the importance of joint explanatory and educational work to prevent and eradicate cases of violation of the rights of Russian citizens on a national basis.
The need for a constructive contribution of the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities to creating conditions for promoting the normalization of relations between Baku and Yerevan was emphasized.
The meetings came after a series of scuffles involving Armenians and Azerbaijanis in the various parts of the world, including in Moscow.