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The US and Turkey iron out rough edges to mediate between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu They met this Tuesday to iron out rough edges over the recent visit to the Armenian capital by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and try to mediate between Armenia and Azerbaijan to find a solution to the conflict.

The meeting took place in a hotel in New York, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, and at the beginning of it the two parties exchanged compliments, to the point that Cavusoglu referred to Blinken as “dear friend”.

They did not allude to Pelosi’s visit to Yerevan, in which US policy condemned Azerbaijan’s “deadly attacks” on Armenian territory, prompting the anger of Turkey, a traditional ally of Azerbaijan and who accused Pelosi of “sabotaging” diplomatic efforts.

“We have a lot to talk about,” Blinken said. at the beginning of the meeting, recalling that Turkey and the United States are linked by a wide range of common interests, such as security. for being both part of NATO. Cavusoglu, for his part, thanked Blinken for his efforts to mediate the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and congratulated him for having managed to get the Armenian Foreign Minister, Ararat Mirzoyan, and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov, to sit down yesterday, Monday, to talk with the mediation of the United States.

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