TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (Press Shia) – Jens Stoltenberg says ‘unresolved’ conflict between Azerbaijan, Armenia is concerning.

The Karabakh dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia remains a matter of concern, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

“It is clear that there is no military solution to this conflict and NATO has no direct role,” Stoltenberg told a news conference, alongside Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Stoltenberg said NATO supported the work of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, according to Anadolu.

Addressing Aliyev, Stoltenberg said: “I am encouraged to hear about your renewed dialogue with the president of Armenia [Serzh Sargsyan]. We encourage you to continue the path to a negotiated solution and to avoid any new escalation.”

Aliyev said the biggest threat to regional security was the unresolved conflict.

“The resolution of the conflict must be based on relevant Security Council resolutions of the UN and [the] territorial integrity of Azerbaijan,” he said.