"Progress" in Armenia-Azerbaijan talks in Washington, Blinken to join closing meeting

Armenia and Azerbaijan have made "progress" during talks in Washington D.C. this week, according to the National Security Advisor to the U.S. President Jake Sullivan.

Tweeting late on Wednesday, Sullivan said, "Good to host Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov together at the White House today. We welcome the progress Armenia & Azerbaijan have made in talks & encourage continued dialogue."

"A sustainable & just agreement will be key to unlocking opportunities for both countries & the region," he added.

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, along with their delegations, have been meeting near the American capital of Washington D.C. this week for talks.

On Monday (1 May) the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken for the first day of talks.

After what is understood to have been two days of bilateral talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Blinken will be present in the closing session, taking place today on Thursday (4 May) at 13:45 local time.

source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Reuters