Ilham Aliyev discussed Biden’s provocative remarks on 1915 events with Blinken

Ilham Aliyev discussed Biden’s provocative remarks on 1915 events with Blinken

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev had a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and expressed concerns over the recent announcement made by U.S. President Joe Biden regarding the events that took place in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire, Aliyev’s press service said in a statement on Wednesday.

"During the conversation, President Aliyev touched upon the statement delivered by U.S. President Joe Biden over the so-called 'Armenian Genocide', underlining that Turkey is a close friend and ally of Azerbaijan. Turkey plays a very important and positive role in the post-war time in the region, while Biden’s remarks were met with concern in the leadership and public," the statement reads.

Moreover, the sides exchanged opinions on the situation that unfolded after the "Armenian-Azerbaijani war", the press service noted. Aliyev also stressed the importance of unblocking communications in the region. Aliyev and Blinken also exchanged opinions on the future activities of the OSCE Minsk Group, TASS reported.

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