U.S. Department of State urges Armenia to release Azerbaijani captives

Baku, February 24, AZERTAC

The U.S. Department of State has urged Armenia to release Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev who were taken captive in Azerbaijan`s Armenia-occupied lands.

At a daily press briefing, Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki said: “We’ve previously advocated through Ambassador Warlick and others the release of these two prisoners to the Government of Azerbaijan.” She urged the Armenian authorities to return the two prisoners to the government of Azerbaijan. “The sides have generally found a way in the past to return prisoners as a humanitarian gesture, and such humanitarian gestures have been shown to reduce tensions and build trust between the sides,” Ms Psaki added.

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