Blinken appoints Philip Reeker as Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations, US OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair

I am appointing Ambassador Philip T. Reeker as Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations. This is noted in a press statement issued Wednesday by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“In this capacity, Ambassador Reeker will serve as U.S. OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair and lead negotiator for the U.S. delegation to the Geneva International Discussions during this critical period,” the statement adds, in particular.

“The United States is committed to helping Armenia and Azerbaijan negotiate a long-term political settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.  Ambassador Reeker will engage bilaterally, with like-minded partners such as the European Union, and through his role as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair, to facilitate direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” the statement also reads.