Azerbaijan, Baku, May 29 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
Azerbaijan plays an important role in ensuring the energy security of U.S. allies such as the EU countries, Sen. Richard Lugar said at the U.S- Azerbaijani convention 'Vision for the Future' in Baku today.
He said that the U.S and Azerbaijan cooperate in many spheres.
"I have been working with Azerbaijan for a long time," he said. "I am still surprised at the development of this country."
The US-Azerbaijan convention 'Vision for the Future' started in Baku on Wednesday.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attended the event.
As part of the convention, the following sessions on topics will be held:
The State of the US - Azerbaijan Strategic Partnership: US Foreign Policy toward Azerbaijan, Energy Security from the Caspian to Europe: the Changing World Energy Security Dynamics: New prospects for the Southern Energy Corridor, Azerbaijan between East and West, Eurasian Security and Cooperation: Azerbaijan's Role in Regional Peace and Stability.
Special sessions will also be held on the following topics: Shaping a Presidency, Electing a President: Insights from America's Premier Political Strategist, Women's Leadership Role in Governance, Turning Black Gold into Human Capital: Investing in Azerbaijan's Future, Azerbaijan at the Strategic Global Crossroads, The US and its partners - common views and values and The White House, the Nation and the World will be held within the Convention.