The United States’ goal in the South Caucasus is to establish long-term peace between Armenia and Baku, as well as to ensure the protection of the rights of the people of Artsakh. Matthew Miller, spokesperson for the US State Department, announced this during a press conference.

He disagrees with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s claims that the United States “has geopolitical ambitions” in the South Caucasus. “This is not at all true. Our only goal in the South Caucasus is to ensure lasting peace and stability in relations between Armenia and Baku and, of course, to guarantee the protection of humanitarian needs and rights of the people of Artsakh,” said Matthew Miller.

He also refused to give details of the meeting held these days in Baku between Louis Bono, senior adviser to the US Secretary of State for negotiations on the Caucasus, and officials from Baku.