The US welcomed the prisoner exchange agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Armenia and Azerbaijan

The United States welcomed the announcements by Armenia and Azerbaijan on a prisoner exchange, calling it an important confidence-building step at a time when both sides are making efforts for a peace deal and normalization of relations.

Yerevan and Baku previously announced the release of two Azerbaijani and 32 Armenian prisoners.

- We highly appreciate the joint efforts of the President of Azerbaijan (Ilham) Aliyev and the Prime Minister of Armenia (Nikol) Pashinyan as a basis for a peaceful and prosperous future for the residents of the South Caucasus, said in the statement of Matthew Miller, spokesman of the State Department.

It is said that the United States will continue to resolutely support efforts to achieve a solid and dignified peace in the region.

It was also reported last night that the meeting between James O'Brien, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, and Aliyev on Wednesday was "positive and constructive".

The participants emphasized the deep historical ties between the United States and Azerbaijan, as well as the importance of bilateral relations.

O'Brien noted that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken "looks forward to the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia" coming to Washington soon for the next round of peace talks.

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