The United States very much welcome the dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The statement came from US State Department Spokesman Ned Price during a briefing on the Pashinyan-Aliyev talks in Brussels.
“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. We remain ready to assist Armenia and Azerbaijan with these efforts, including in our capacity as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group,” Price said when asked by a reporter on the US State Department’s expectations of the current ongoing negotiations process.
The diplomat also noted that in recent contacts with both his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the issue of border delimitation and demarcation, unblocking of communications, and the return of detained Armenians.