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Trilateral Meeting Between Armenia, Azerbaijan, and US Held During NATO Summit in Washington

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, along with the U.S. Secretary of State

On Wednesday, an important diplomatic meeting took place in Washington, D.C. The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, along with the U.S. Secretary of State, gathered to discuss pressing issues. This trilateral meeting aimed to build on previous discussions held in Washington and sought to find common ground on various matters of mutual interest.

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, along with the U.S. Secretary of State

The key participants in this meeting are Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The Armenian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Ani Badalyan, confirmed the meeting on social media, emphasizing its significance and the hopes for constructive dialogue.

The meeting is part of a broader series of events in Washington. Foreign Minister Mirzoyan is attending the NATO summit, which celebrates its 75th anniversary, on July 9-10. This summit provides a platform for discussions with foreign ministers from NATO member states and partner countries.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

On July 9, ahead of the trilateral meeting, Minister Mirzoyan attended an official reception organized by the U.S. President to mark NATO's milestone. During this event, Mirzoyan and Blinken exchanged views on the bilateral relationship between Armenia and the United States. They discussed various regional issues, emphasizing the importance of cooperation and dialogue.

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan

The trilateral meeting holds significant importance for several reasons. Firstly, it provides a platform for Armenia and Azerbaijan to address their differences with the mediation of the United States. This is crucial given Azerbaijan’s ongoing threats of war and occupation.

Secondly, the involvement of the U.S. Secretary of State’s commitment of the United States to facilitate peace and stability in the region. Antony Blinken's role is crucial in ensuring that the discussions remain focused and productive.

Lastly, the meeting is expected to build on previous agreements and understandings reached in Washington. It is an opportunity for the three countries to reaffirm their commitments and explore new avenues for cooperation.


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