20 Sep 2022 09:55

Blinken, Armenian and Azerbaijani FMs discuss steps to return to Yerevan-Baku peace process - State Dept

WASHINGTON. Sept 20 (Interfax) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking at a meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov, called on the sides to prevent further hostilities and to return to the peace process, the U.S. Department of State said.

"Secretary Blinken conveyed condolences for the lives lost and emphasized the need to prevent further hostilities, underscoring the importance of returning to the peace process," the Department of State said.

"They discussed next steps, and the secretary encouraged the sides to meet again before the end of the month," it said.

The meeting took place on the sides of the session of the United Nations General Assembly.