Azerbaijan, Armenia made significant progress on a number of issues, US official says
Azerbaijan and Armenia have made significant progress on a number of issues, US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said at a regular briefing, Azernews reports.
He notes that the US is looking forward to the next ministerial meeting between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
"They have made significant progress on a range of issues. Even at their last meeting, they reduced the number of issues that remain unresolved," M. Miller says.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan held talks June 27-29 at the George Shultz National Training Center for International Affairs in Arlington, Virginia. While in Washington, the ministers met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Armenia and
Azerbaijan have made "further progress" toward a peace agreement
during three days of U.S.-led talks between the two former Soviet
republics, which have repeatedly clashed over the disputed
territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Blinken said both sides have shown a willingness to negotiate seriously to reach an agreement. He said there is still "hard work" to be done, but that both sides have made progress on additional articles and have a better understanding of positions on outstanding issues.
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