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Armenian FM and US Secretary of State Discuss Regional Stability and Azerbaijan Relations

Armenian FM and US Secretary of State

High-level discussions between Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken took place in Washington D.C., addressing critical regional security and stability concerns, as well as the ongoing normalization process between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

During the meeting, held on June 27, the two diplomats engaged in a comprehensive dialogue on pressing issues to foster peace and stability in the region. The talks encompassed regional security matters and efforts to bring about normalization in the relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

As part of the discussions, particular attention was given to crucial matters, including the need for an effective delimitation process between Armenia and Azerbaijan based on the Alma-Ata Declaration and the 1975 map. The withdrawal of troops from border areas and the resolution of the rights and security concerns of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh were underscored as pivotal factors in achieving lasting peace in the region.

The transportation infrastructure unblocking in the region was also on the agenda, with the interlocutors exchanging views on the steps to restore connectivity and ensure smooth movement of goods and people.

Furthermore, Foreign Minister Mirzoyan shed light on the grave humanitarian crisis stemming from the illegal blockade of the Lachin Corridor. He emphasized the urgency of addressing this dire situation and urged Azerbaijan to refrain from using warlike rhetoric. Additionally, Minister Mirzoyan called for the immediate release of all Armenian prisoners of war as a significant step towards building trust and goodwill.

The meeting between Minister Mirzoyan and Secretary Blinken signifies the international community's continued commitment to supporting dialogue and diplomatic solutions in the region. The United States plays a key role in fostering peaceful negotiations and facilitating measures that can lead to a more stable and secure environment.


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