"Two-three specific topics, which are crucial for the final package [of agreements] are still being discussed. And, I'm not going to lie, we are still far from seeing the two sides agree on a common approach to these aspects," Lavrov said after the negotiations with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov.
He also expressed hope for the settlement of the conflict.
Lavrov and Mammadyarov met earlier on Monday as part of the Azerbaijani foreign minister’s official state visit to Moscow. The visit is timed to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, on April 4, 2017.
The hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh erupted in April 2016, followed by the conclusion of the Russian-brokered ceasefire. The warring parties have not stopped mutual accusations of the ceasefire violation.