U.S., Armenia talk “historic opportunity” to mend Yerevan-Baku ties

U.S., Armenia talk “historic opportunity” to mend Yerevan-Baku ties

PanARMENIAN.Net - U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Monday, July 25 spoke with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to discuss Armenia and Azerbaijan’s “historic opportunity” to achieve peace in the region, the Department of State said in a statement following the phone call.

The Secretary offered the United States’ assistance in facilitating regional transportation and communication linkages.

“The Secretary encouraged continued bilateral dialogue and hailed the recent meeting between the Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers in Tbilisi. He also reaffirmed support for productive EU-brokered discussions and noted that the United States has been an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair since 1994 and stands ready to engage bilaterally and with likeminded partners to help Armenia and Azerbaijan find a long-term comprehensive peace,” the .

“Secretary Blinken also commended the Prime Minister on the positive momentum and concrete agreements made towards normalizing relations between Armenia and Turkey.”

Blinken earlier held a similar conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and urged him to release all remaining Armenian detainees.

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