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State Department: U.S. to continue cooperation with Russia on many issues, including on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 10 January 2013 09:44
The U.S. will continue to cooperate with Russia on a number of issues, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said at a daily press briefing on Wednesday.
State Department: U.S. to continue cooperation with Russia on many issues, including on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.10 / Trend, S.Dadashova /

The U.S. will continue to cooperate with Russia on a number of issues, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said at a daily press briefing on Wednesday.

"Russia has long been a partner of the United States on a number of issues where we can work together. I think our overall approach remains to try to cooperate with Russia as much as we can on as many issues as we can that we share, whether they're bilateral issues, whether they're regional issues like Nagorno-Karabakh, or whether they're global issues like Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, et cetera," she said.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions regarding the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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