US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken held a telephone conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to discuss the progress of negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He wrote about this on his Twitter page. “Today I spoke with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev about how the United States can continue to support the positive dynamics of the recent peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia,” he wrote. 

The State Department issued a message about the telephone conversation, noting that the parties also discussed “the upcoming clear steps aimed at establishing peace in the South Caucasus, including the delimitation and demarcation of borders, the opening of transport and communication routes and the release of the remaining Armenian captives of war. 

Secretary Blinken confirmed that the United States is ready to assist, interacting on a bilateral basis, as well as with like-minded partners, including in the role of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chair, to help countries find a long-term comprehensive peace,” the State Department said in a statement.

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