Armenia has Opportunity to Establish Relations with Turkey: US ambassador
Presently Armenia has the "historical opportunity" to establish relations with Turkey and to advance the process of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, the US Ambassador to Armenia Maria Yovanovich stated.
Maria Yovanovich assured at her first press-conference in Yerevan that she will make efforts to unblock the Armenian-Turkish border, achieve settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and further development of the Armenian-American relations, Mediamax reports.
"Details of initiative are still not clear and it is hard to comment them, but the United States were always welcoming the initiatives on strengthening of regional stability, integration and cooperation," Maria Yovanovich said. She was commenting on the question about the US attitude towards Turkey's initiative on establishment of the "Platform of stability and cooperation in the Caucasus"
Each conflict is unique and should be solved in its own way, the US Ambassador said with respect to the perspectives of the Karabakh settlement amid the US support of Azerbaijani territorial integrity.
"Besides the principle of territorial integrity, which is very important, there are also the principles of non-use of force and self-determination. In the Nagorno-Karabakh case the process is running, it is advancing and we hope to positive development," Maria Yovanovich said.