Azerbaijan, Baku, March 6 / Trend , V.Zhavoronkova/
The US certainly would not want this discussion within the
U.S. Congress to impact its relations with Azerbaijan, U.S. Embassy spokesman Terry Davidson told Trend .
"We are strategic partners, and there is much we are doing together that benefits both nations. both President Obama and Secretary Clinton have made clear their desire that the U.S. Congress not be forum for debates about what happened in 1915. As they have stated, we believe the people of Turkey and Armenia - their societies, their historians - are the ones who should review this history and put it into perspective," Davidson said.
U.S. House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs adopted the resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide." Resolution was adopted with 23 pros and 22 cons of congressmen. Azerbaijan strongly condemned this decision of the congressmen.
According to Davidson, to that end, the United States has supported efforts to bring about rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia, an opening that would include the creation of an ongoing dialogue about the tragic events of 1915.
"We believe it to be unhelpful in the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia. That normalization would help bring long-term stability, peace and progress to the region," Davidson said.