US stands ready to assist Armenia and Azerbaijan: Department of State

“The Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan committed themselves to respect the ceasefire, to put in place important confidence-building measures, and to begin negotiations next month that can lead to a comprehensive settlement,”  Spokesperson for the US Department of State John Kirby told a daily briefing.

“They demonstrated what we believe to be political will to move beyond the status quo and to take steps that can benefit all the people in the region. And so as the Secretary made clear, the United States, for our part, will stand ready to assist them in that regard in whatever way they can,” he said.

The Spokesman said “it was a positive meeting and a step in the right direction. And now everybody has to do the hard work of implementing the things that they committed to.”

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