JAMES STEINBERG: AZERBAIJAN'S WARLIKE STATEMENTS RAISE CONCERN

PanARMENIAN.Net
February 25, 2011 - 16:49 AMT 12:49 GMT

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said that this is his
third visit to Armenia, what is evidence of strengthened relations
between our countries.

"We attach importance not only to regional security, but also to
bilateral U.S-Armenia relations," Steinberg said in an interview with
an Armenian TV channel.

The American diplomat noted that the bilateral agenda is rather wide:
democracy development, formation of economic opportunities, energy
safety, as well as regional cooperation.

As for negotiations in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group,
Steinberg noted that successful efforts for a diplomatic resolution
of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict are within all parties' interests,
while the continuous warlike statements of Azerbaijan and incidents
at the line of contact raise concern.




From: A. Papazian