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Azerbaijani diplomat: U.S. does not make enough efforts to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

18 November 2010 [15:02] - TODAY.AZ
The United States has not made sufficient efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh  conflict, Azerbaijan's Consul General in Los Angeles Elin Suleymanov said.

"Where we actually have a concern is that the U.S. is not showing enough effort on bringing about a peaceful settlement to Armenia (the two nations are in conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region) … We believe the U.S. can do more and should do more in pressuring Armenia to help us find a solution to the conflict," Suleymanov said in an interview with the Arizona Daily Wildcat.

Regarding the Azerbaijani-American cooperation, he noted the strategic nature of the relations between the two countries.

"Our troops are in Afghanistan and we have fought alongside U.S. troops in Iraq. Azerbaijan was one of the first nations to offer its support after 9/11," Suleymanov said.

"Azerbaijan and the U.S. have a very close relationship," he said. "I think we can never be too complacent. But, we need to work more to make it happen."

America has no ambassador in Azerbaijan for over a year, and that is not a healthy situation, he said.

The post of U.S. Ambassador in Baku has been left vacant since the previous ambassador, Ann Derse, left it in connection with the completion of her term in July 2009.


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