"If Countries Don’t Solve Nagorno-Karabakh, They’re Going to End Up Falling Behind Region" – US Secretary of State
Azerbaijan, Baku, 30 April / Trend corr K. Ramazanova/ "If the countries don't solve Nagorno-Karabakh, they're going to end up falling further and further behind the region because the region is moving on," Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of State, said in the Peace Corps universal conference in Washington.
"Now, one of the problems has been that because of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, all kinds of bad policies are tolerated, let me put it that way, or excused by political leaders," she said.
She said there is still an important work to be done there to bring that part of the Caucasus closer to standards that we thought they were once meeting.
"I would love to see more volunteers in that part of the world, both in places that are starting to move up and places that are still mired in the kinds of problems that you have in Azerbaijan," Rice said.
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