The US Secretary of State, as well as other American officials at all levels, continue to work with Armenia and Azerbaijan, continuing to offer support to the American side in the name of a long-term and comprehensive peace. According to Armenpress, the speaker of the US State Department Ned Price said this at a briefing. The journalist reminded him that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently held telephone conversations with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, confirming the readiness of the parties to contribute to the process. He asked if this meant that previous similar proposals by the US State Department had been rejected, to which Price replied: “No, it’s not like that. This means that we have been able to achieve some progress, and through constant contact and diplomatic negotiations with our Armenian and Azerbaijani colleagues, we believe that we can continue this process. To the journalist’s remark that, unlike the State Department, which in its statements constantly mentions the format of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship of the mediation body in the process of resolving the problem, the Azerbaijani President spoils it every day, Price replied: “In our statements, we clearly stated that the United States is ready to support these two countries and like-minded partners in any format or format that will be effective. We have been co-chairs of the Minsk Group since 1994, but as we have already shown, we also want to be involved with countries in a bilateral format to help Armenia and Azerbaijan find a long-term, comprehensive peace.”

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