Turkey and Russia have agreed on the technical details of establishing a joint center for monitoring the cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Turkish defense ministry said on Tuesday.
“Discussions on technical details regarding the establishment and duty principles of the Turkish-Russian Joint Center have been completed and a memorandum has been signed,” the ministry said in a written statement.
The necessary work is ongoing for the activation of the center as soon as possible, it added.
The ministry recalled that Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 11 for the establishment of the joint center in line with the cease-fire deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan that ended the clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The statement did not give further information on where exactly the center will be located or the mandate of the Turkish troops to be deployed there.
The Turkish Parliament last month granted permission for the deployment of Turkish troops to Azerbaijan to monitor the cease-fire.
Source: ANKARA, Xinhua