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Blinken underscored the significance of concluding a peace agreement with Armenia in a phone call with Aliyev

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Blinken underscored the significance of concluding a peace agreement with Armenia in a phone call with Aliyev

YEREVAN, JUNE 21, ARMENPRESS. U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken underscored the significance of concluding a peace agreement with Armenia during a telephone conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, according to a readout from the office of the State Department Spokesperson. 

“The Secretary recognized ongoing progress by Armenia and Azerbaijan toward a peace agreement and underscored the significance of concluding an agreement without delay,” the readout says. 

Secretary Blinken reiterated the United States remains willing to support further engagement in any way useful to the parties. 

“Emphasizing the importance of the U.S.-Azerbaijan bilateral relationship, the Secretary highlighted constructive cooperation with Azerbaijan on our shared climate and energy goals, adding the United States was committed to helping make COP29 a success. He called for a renewed and stronger bilateral relationship between the United States and Azerbaijan,” the readout adds. 

During the conversation Secretary Blinken again urged Azerbaijan to adhere to its international human rights obligations and commitments and release all those unjustly detained. 

“He called on Azerbaijan to do so expeditiously,” the readout concludes.

AREMNPRESS

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