Armenian and Azerbaijani FMs continue talks in Washington, Sullivan calls for progress towards peace

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov are set to continue their discussions in Washington D.C. for a third day in a row on Thursday (29 June).

It has been reported that Tuesday's discussions on the signing of a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan lasted four hours.

Speaking in his Thursday morning cabinet meeting, the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that "these days, the delegation of Armenia in Washington continues talks with the minister of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan toward agreeing on the text of the peace treaty."

He added that "there is no alternative to peace in our region, and our government, facing all the difficulties and complications, will continue the political path of peace."

Separately, White House National Security advisor Jake Sullivan tweeted on Wednesday evening, "Good to host Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov together at the White House today."

"I encouraged Armenia & Azerbaijan to continue making progress toward peace, as well as to avoid provocations and de-escalate tensions in order to build confidence," he added.

source: with agencies
photo: CNN