Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in a telephone conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Aug. 7 that Serbia would not interfere in that nation's disputes with other states about weapons and military equipment export to the Caucasus region.
According to a press release, Vucic stressed that Serbia would respect the inviolability of the borders of United Nations members, and expressed sympathy for the victims of a recent armed incident on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border.
Vucic stressed that Serbia stood for peaceful resolution of all conflict with dialog, accompanied by honoring any agreements and refraining from unilateral action.
Vucic told Aliyev that Serbia highly valued the strategic partnership with Azerbaijan and hoped for growing cooperation, based on an action plan the two sides have signed.
Diplomatic relations between Serbia and Azerbaijan were shaken on July 19, Radio Free Europe reported, when a website described as close to Azerbaijani authorities, Haqqin.az, published claims that Serbian-made mortars and shells had been delivered to Armenia via Georgia, and then used in deadly clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border on July 12.