Caucasus Reality 9 june — 10:03

Washington urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to draw border based on maps of USSR



Yesterday, Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip T. Reeker held a press-conference in Baku following his visit to Azerbaijan and talks with President Ilham Aliyev. As reported by Azeri Daily with reference to Turan, at a meeting with journalists Reeker said that during the meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, negotiations were held on issues of priority importance for the United States in cooperation with Azerbaijan: energy and economic relations, human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as security in the region.

Taking this opportunity, the representative of the US Department State on behalf of his government once again emphasised the level of cooperation between the United States and Azerbaijan: 'Washington considers Azerbaijan its strategic partner.'

The American official praised the completion of the TAP gas corridor, which, thanks to the efforts of Azerbaijan, ensured the energy security of Europe.

Reeker expressed Washington's concern about the escalation of tension on the border of Azerbaijan with Armenia. He called on the governments of Azerbaijan and Armenia to carry out demarcation within the borders that developed between the republics during the Soviet era. According to the American diplomat, the United States is ready to provide technical assistance in this direction.

Philip Reeker once again voiced the position of Secretary of State Blinken and President Biden on Washington's intention to participate jointly with Russia and France in the search for a solution to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Along with this, the diplomat emphasised that Turkey is the closest ally of the United States and the issues of cooperation between the two countries will be in the focus of the upcoming meeting between Biden and Erdogan. 'We have disagreements, but we are resolving them through diplomatic means,' he added.

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