Trump: Coming months bring opportunities to resolve Karabakh conflict (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
The coming months bring opportunities to resolve the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which would create even more possibilities for US-Azerbaijani cooperation, US President Donald Trump said in his congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
“On behalf of the American people, congratulations to you and the people of Azerbaijan on your Republic Day and the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic,” reads the letter.
“Azerbaijan and the United States share a close partnership, working together to solve difficult regional challenges,” Trump said in his letter. “I appreciate your cooperation on security and counterterrorism, as well as our longstanding commercial ties. Our years of cooperation on energy have culminated this year in the first gas moving through the Southern Gas Corridor, an incredible achievement, and one that will provide needed energy security to Europe. The coming months bring opportunities to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which would create even more possibilities for US-Azerbaijani cooperation. As a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, the United States looks forward to working with you to find a lasting and peaceful resolution of this conflict.”
“On this special centennial anniversary, I congratulate you and all of the people of Azerbaijan again and look forward to working together.”