U.S. "very much" welcomes Armenia–Azerbaijan dialogue

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PanARMENIAN.Net - The United States "very much" welcomes the dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan, State Department spokesperson Ned Price told a briefing on Friday, May 20.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will be in Brussels this weekend and they’re going to meet for the third time since last December.

"We remain committed to promoting a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous future for the South Caucasus region as part of that. We do urge this dialogue to continue and for the parties to intensify their diplomatic engagements to make use of existing mechanisms for direct engagement, and in an effort to find comprehensive solutions to all outstanding issues related to and resulting from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and – to normalize their relations through the conclusion of a comprehensive peace agreement. We are there to support this process," Price said.

"We remain ready to assist Armenia and Azerbaijan with these efforts, including in our capacity as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group."

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