Stoltenberg Says NATO Supports Normalization of Azerbaijan, Armenia Relations

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that NATO supports the normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

In a joint press conference with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels on Tuesday, Stoltenberg said they just had a very constructive discussion.

Stoltenberg stressed that NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation has been strong over many years and “today it covers many areas, from capability development to energy security.”

This shows the importance of dialogue and mutual understanding in NATO’s partnership with Azerbaijan, Stoltenberg said.

“To ensure a peaceful future for all people, we support the normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia,” Stoltenberg added.

Stoltenberg furthered that Azerbaijan made important contributions to NATO’s former mission in Afghanistan, adding Azeri forces played an important role providing security at Kabul Airport during this summer’s evacuation.

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