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November 16, 2022

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Azerbaijani President Aliyev

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to discuss outcomes and next steps on the Armenian-Azerbaijani bilateral peace discussions. The Secretary underscored U.S. support for the peace process and urged the two sides to schedule further talks, as agreed in Washington.  He urged President Aliyev to maintain the ceasefire and limit provocations, while exploring confidence building measures with Armenia to set the stage for peace.