BAKU—“We need a renewed effort to once and for all resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” said US ambassador to Azerbaijan, Richard Morningstar, at a farewell event on July 24.
“Peace would bring substantial benefits to people across the region and ensure Azerbaijan’s prosperity into the future,” said the Ambassador.
He stated that the United States would continue to work to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
“Obviously we and Azerbaijan sometimes look at these issues differently,” the Ambassador said.
“But as with any partner, continued dialogue is important. We can have disagreements, but we need to keep talking,” Morningstar said.
Richard Morningstar expressed regret of any kind of hostilities, casualties and tragedies at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
“I know that the [OSCE Minsk Group] co-chairs are very concerned about the conflict along the line of contact and that just again goes to show how this terrible conflict must be resolved,” Ambassador Morningstar said.
“The Nagorno Karabakh settlement should be a priority,” US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick said in a Twitter post.
“I reminded OSCE representatives that a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement should be a priority, even with many global concerns,” Warlick said.
The Co-Chairs met with representatives of the Minsk Group countries to brief them about the status of peace negotiations.