ArmInfo. U.S. participation in regional processes has a positive effect and additional security guarantees. Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan stated this in an interview with the Armenian service of the Voice of America.
Referring to the meeting held in Washington with Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan Hikmet Hajiyev through the mediation of National Security Adviser to the US President Jake Sullivan, Armen Grigoryan assessed it as very effective.
"We discussed the agenda for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, as well as the topics of establishing peace in the region. They are related to the delimitation and security of borders, as well as other issues that can bring stability and peace to the region," Grigoryan said.
He noted that today Armenia and Azerbaijan are discussing four interrelated agendas: humanitarian, unblocking the region, delimitation and demarcation, issues related to the Nagorno- Karabakh problem. "We tried to assess how we are moving forward in these areas and in everything related to the peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The specifics of how we move forward are related to these very topics >, said the Secretary of the Security Council.
Grigoryan recalled that in addition to the format of their meetings, the Armenian-Azerbaijani talks are also held in other formats - at the level of foreign ministers, deputy prime ministers and heads of the national security service. Along with all this, according to Grigoryan, there are also meetings of the leaders of the country, which are connected with the progress recorded in other formats. He points to two main factors that made it possible to establish a ceasefire during the recent military clashes on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. According to him, these are the response actions of the Armenian army and the involvement of the American side. "The personal involvement of Secretary of State Blinken, who had several telephone conversations with the Armenian Prime Minister and the President of Azerbaijan, as well as intensive US involvement at other levels led to de-escalation," Grigoryan said.
It is noteworthy that the interview was released after yesterday's escalation on the Armenian- Azerbaijani border