By Abdul Kerimkhanov
The U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, Earle Litzenberger, expressed pleasure that the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continue to contact.
“I am very pleased that the parties continue to contact and that there will be another meeting. The co-chairs hope to help create the right atmosphere, space and provide support to the parties to work together and discuss the very complex issues that currently divide them. Obviously, the goal is to achieve peace,” the ambassador told reporters.
Further, Litzenberger spoke about the priorities of his activities in Azerbaijan.
He expressed hope to achieve a number of goals related to strengthening the already very strong bilateral relations between the United States and Azerbaijan.
Litzenberger informed that one of his goals is to do everything possible to expand the opportunities for two countries and peoples to get to know each other, about each other's cultures.
“I also hope to expand access to education in English here in Azerbaijan,” he concluded.
In January 2018 the U.S. Senate approved Earle Litzenberger's candidature, which was proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, for the position of ambassador to Azerbaijan.
At various times, Litzenberger served at the German Marshall Fund, the US Mission to NATO, the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, and the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
As OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, U.S. plays an important role in finding ways to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
The occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven districts adjacent to it are clear evidence of a flagrant violation of norms and principles of international law by Armenia.
The UN Security Council adopted relevant resolutions related to the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Armenia, ignoring these resolutions, tries to maintain the status quo and thus freeze the situation, which is unacceptable for Baku.
Abdul Kerimkhanov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @AbdulKerim94
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