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The head of American diplomacy will visit Brussels next Wednesday

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Affairs Minister Sophie Wilmes pictured before a bilateral meeting at the 'Egmont Palace' headquarters of the Belgian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Brussels, Wednesday 06 April 2022. BELGA PHOTO BENOIT DOPPAGNE

The head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken will travel to Brussels next Wednesday to participate in a meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member states, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Atlantic Alliance on April 4 .

The meeting should be used in particular to prepare for the summit of Alliance leaders, in Washington in July.

On the sidelines of this meeting, he will also have a trilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian and the leaders of the European Union, according to his spokesperson. Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics, clashed in two active wars, in the early 1990s and in 2020, for control of the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, finally reconquered in September 2023 by Baku .

In recent months, several rounds of negotiations have produced no results. Mr. Blinken will finally participate in a US-EU Council on trade and technology in Louvain. Before these trips to Belgium, Antony Blinken will go to France where he will meet President Emmanuel Macron to talk in particular about support for Ukraine.

It will be a rare visit to Paris by the American Secretary of State, a perfect French speaker, who has not been there for almost two years.

This article is originally published on bx1.be

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