US appraises achievement of Azerbaijan and Armenian over agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh
The United States with optimism estimates the achievements of Azerbaijan and Armenia on the agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Matthew Bryza, US Assistant Secretary of State on Europe and Eurasia, Matthew Bryza state to the Congress. Both countries are closer to agreement than earlier, the US diplomat urged.
The governments of the two countries are to demonstrate political courage to remove the disagreements, he said. The months to come open real opportunities, he added.
Earlier Anne Derse, Presidents Bushs nominee for the post of US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, also stated that Washington hopes on achievement of mutually acceptable [peace] agreement by the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in the weeks to come. "We are in the importance phase of negotiations process, the diplomat underlined. This year opens important window for the achievement of an agreement through talks... Return to violence would tragedy, ITAR-TASS reports.