NATO hopes that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement will soon be settled and intends to strengthen its relations with the countries of the South Caucasus, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs James Appathurai said during a teleconference Pyatigorsk – Brussels.
“Azerbaijan and Armenia are very important area for us and Russia,” he said. “These countries want to have good relations with Russia and NATO, especially concerning the peacekeeping activity. We do not see any competition with Russia in peacekeeping activity.”
He added that Azerbaijan is more independent from Russia in its foreign policy and we have an extensive program of cooperation.
“This is a clearance of former fields of fighting, energy cooperation,” he said. “I think we can do more.”