Virginia, 2 May 2023 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, and the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan, met with the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, for the bilateral negotiations between their respective countries.

The discussions focused on the peaceful resolution of the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Both countries have been seeking a diplomatic solution to the situation.

Secretary Blinken emphasized that the United States supports a diplomatic resolution to the contention. He stressed the need for dialogue and diplomacy in resolving concerns and achieving lasting harmony in the region.

Blinken acknowledged the complex nature of the issues. He encouraged both sides to engage in constructive dialogue to reach a lasting agreement. He also commended the efforts of both Azerbaijan and Armenia in the negotiation process.

The U.S. Secretary urged both nations to work toward de-escalation and promote a peaceful, negotiated resolution. Furthermore, he noted that the United States advised both countries to participate constructively in the negotiations and work toward a peaceful solution that serves the interests of all parties.

Blinken suggested both countries adhere to the ceasefire and refrain from activities that could inflame the situation. The U.S. Secretary declared that the United States is committed to ensuring the security of all civilians in the region as negotiations progress.

Foreign Minister Bayramov and Minister Mirzoyan appreciated the United States’ involvement in the negotiation process. They also highlighted their dedication to a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Both countries agreed to continue their efforts to resolve the conflict through peaceful negotiations and to work towards a stable and prosperous future for the region.

This conference is critical since tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia have been high for several years. The conversations between the foreign ministers centered on the persistent landmine threat and other security concerns.

Foreign Minister Bayramov underlined his serious concern during the discussion regarding the ongoing use of landmines set by Armenian forces to attack people in Azerbaijan.

Yesterday’s landmine blast in Azerbaijan, which claimed the life of another innocent civilian, emphasizes the critical need for a peaceful conclusion to the war. According to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, since the end of the 2020 conflict, 299 documented landmine casualties have occurred in Azerbaijan.

The meeting of Azerbaijan’s Bayramov and Armenia’s Mirzoyan with the Secretary Organization is an encouraging development toward peaceful mediation. The countries were committed to finding a peaceful solution.

Jeyhun Bayramov’s participation in this high-level negotiation highlights Azerbaijan’s engagement with the peace process. Additionally, it reflects the nation’s dedication to fostering regional amicability and tranquility.

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Bilateral Meeting Between Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister and the United States Secretary of State

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov also met with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Both countries’ representatives discussed critical issues of mutual interest.

Both diplomats examined various subjects during the meeting, including regional security, energy cooperation, and economic development. They exchanged views on the ongoing conflicts in the region, particularly the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They also underlined their dedication to a permanent, amicable resolution.

Foreign Minister Bayramov appreciated Secretary Blinken for the United States’ continued support for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. He also highlighted Azerbaijan’s role as a reliable partner in ensuring energy security and diversification in the region.

Secretary Blinken praised Azerbaijan’s efforts in promoting regional stability. He also reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to supporting Azerbaijan in its efforts to protect people and advance regional stability.

Jeyhun Bayramov underlined his nation’s commitment to maintaining regional harmony. He also emphasized Azerbaijan’s constructive participation in the peace process.

Bayramov also hoped that the discussions would lead to concrete steps toward improving people’s lives in the region and building a brighter future for all. Additionally, he asserted that Azerbaijan and Armenia would benefit from a permanent solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, promoting stability and security in the region.

The meeting concluded with both leaders expressing their devotion to continuing their dialogue and collaboration to deepen the strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and the United States.