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Government Agency News Press release

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on September 1 to express the United States’ concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.  He reiterated our call to reopen the Lachin Corridor to humanitarian, commercial, and passenger traffic, while recognizing the importance of additional routes from Azerbaijan.  The Secretary underscored the need for a dialogue and compromise and the importance of building confidence between the parties.  He pledged continued U.S. support to the peace process. Press release Secretary Blinken’s Call with Azerbaijani President Aliyev Government Agency News