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U.S. Welcomes Turkey's Role in Normalizing Armenia-Azerbaijan Relations


U.S. Welcomes Turkey's Role in Normalizing Armenia-Azerbaijan Relations

The United States has expressed its support for Turkey's involvement in facilitating positive steps toward resolving the long-standing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Matthew Miller, the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, highlighted this during a press briefing on Thursday. He mentioned Turkey's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan's recent statements and emphasized the importance of their role in this matter.


Miller stated that the United States, in alignment with Turkey's stance, advocates for direct discussions between the governments of Yerevan and Baku. The primary objective of these talks is to pave the way for lasting peace in the region.


Regarding the recent meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, the U.S. State Department's spokesperson confirmed that the conversation addressed this significant issue. However, specific details of the discussion were not disclosed to the public.


Miller emphasized that the topic of normalizing relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan is a recurring subject in the dialogues between the respective foreign affairs departments of both countries. Yet, the specific content of these discussions remains confidential.


During a press conference held in Baku, Azerbaijan's capital, on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan expressed Ankara's support for initiatives aimed at fostering a more peaceful relationship between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Fidan conveyed that Turkey is committed to normalizing ties with Armenia if relations between Yerevan and Baku witness significant improvement and normalization.


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