Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has held a telephone conversation with US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried.

According to Report, the sides discussed topical issues on the agenda of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, the current situation in the region, as well as Azerbaijan-Armenia peace process.

The foreign minister informed the US official about the current situation in the region, including the latest provocations by Armenia, which continues to transfer personnel and ammunition to the sovereign territories of Azerbaijan, and steps undertaken by Azerbaijan without using force against these provocations.

Minister Bayramov again stressed the importance of establishing a border control checkpoint at the beginning of the Lachin road in order to prevent illegal activities on the territory of Azerbaijan. The minister also touched upon the unconstructive approaches of Armenia, which impedes the negotiations on a peace agreement, and emphasized that Azerbaijan is ready to start negotiations on a peace agreement at any time.

On her part, Karen Donfried underlined the importance of normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia for regional peace and development. The US Assistant Secretary of State expressed concern over the recent tense situation in the region, calling on the sides to resolve all misunderstandings through negotiations. She noted that the US side is ready to support this process.