Secretary Blinken’s Call with Azerbaijani President Aliyev
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev. The Secretary welcomed President Aliyev’s commitment to conclude a durable and dignified peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Secretary recognized the suffering that this long-standing conflict has caused Azerbaijanis and Armenians alike and underscored the benefits that peace would bring to everyone in the region. The Secretary discussed our enduring relations with Azerbaijan, noted recent points of concern in the relationship and also spoke about opportunities to strengthen cooperation, especially around the peace process, and the importance of high-level engagement.