WASHINGTON (ArmRadio)—“The U.S. supports a negotiated settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” Elizabeth Trudeau, Director of the State Department Press Office, told a daily briefing.
“We continue to engage actively with the sides. We’re co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. Our longstanding policy shared by the Minsk Group co-chairs is that a just settlement must be based on international law, which includes the Helsinki Final Act, the principle of non-use of force or the threat of force, territorial integrity, and self-determination,” she added.
“The responsibility for peace rests on the leaders of both countries, and we would reiterate their importance in finding a negotiated peace,” Elizabeth Trudeau said.
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs hope the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev will agree to hold the next meeting on Karabakh conflict settlement, US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“We hope the Presidents will agree on a next meeting. The date and place have not yet been set for a meeting,” Warlick said.
According to him, the Co-Chairs are working with the sides to solve the conflict.
“During the UN General Assembly session in New York the Co-Chairs held separate meetings with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan to discuss the agreements reached in Vienna and Saint Petersburg and to outline the future steps,” the diplomat said.
“We plan to hold meetings and discuss issues with the parties during our visit to the region by the end of the month,” Warlick stated.