Azerbaijan, Baku, July 3 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The U.S. embassy to Azerbaijan has organized an official reception in connection with the U.S. Independence Day.
Azerbaijani Finance Minister Samir Sharifov said at the reception that relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S. have developed in economic sphere in 2012.
"High-level mutual visits have taken place this year. U.S.-Azerbaijani relations are expanding day after day. Azerbaijan has always paid great attention to relations with the U.S. and these relations are of strategic importance," he said.
U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Azerbaijan Adam Sterling said newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar is looking forward to starting his activities.
He noted that the U.S. is closely cooperating with Azerbaijan in war on terrorism.
Sterling said that currently dialogue between Azerbaijan and world countries is more intense than it has ever been.
"The U.S. plays an important role in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict peacefully," Sterling said.
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