February 24, 2011 - 14:05 AMT
Karabakh conflict settlement main task for Matthew Bryza

U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza considers the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and the establishment of peace in the region to be the main task in the South Caucasus region.

"There is no more important issue in this region than the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the context of establishing peace in the region," Bryza said on Feb 24. “The matter will be in focus of the visit of U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg to Azerbaijan.”

In addition, Bryza said Steinberg will discuss anti-corruption issues with the Azerbaijani leadership and meet with civil society representatives.

Steinberg will arrive in Baku on Feb. 24. He will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon during his regional tour, Trend News reported.