WASHINGTON (News.az)—The United States is committed to ensuring a quick resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs said on Tuesday.
“The United States hopes for quick progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement,” Phillip Gordon was quoted by the Azeri news.az website as saying after discussing the implications of the Lisbon Treaty on US-EU relations at the Subcommittee on Europe in the US House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“We are actively engaged on Nagorno-Karabakh issue and we are actively engaged in the OSCE Minsk Group. We think this is mutually important and I do hope that we can make progress very soon on it. It is important to us,” he said.
“There are some basic understandings of the basic principles that would be necessary to resolve this conflict, and I believe all of the parties would benefit if there were a resolution of the conflict,” he said
Gordon stressed that the United States stands ready to help in any way it can, adding that US cooperation with Europe will focus on, among other things, the South Caucasus, Middle East, Iran’s nuclear program and other regional issues.