21 Mar 2023 08:54

U.S. offers to assist Armenia's peace talks with Azerbaijan

WASHINGTON. March 21 (Interfax) - The United States' Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to offer him assistance with Armenian-Azerbaijani peace talks, the State Department said in a statement on Monday.

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today to offer continued U.S. assistance in facilitating bilateral peace discussions with Azerbaijan," the document said.

Blinken thanked Pashinyan for his commitment to peace and called for concrete steps to be taken on issues that remain unresolved between the two sides.

Furthermore, he reiterated the U.S. support for direct negotiation and diplomacy to maintain peace in the Southern Caucasus.

Earlier on Monday, Pashinyan's phone call with Blinken was reported by the press service of the Armenian government.