Azerbaijan, Baku, July 25 /Trend /
Regular talks between U.S. and Azerbaijan on security issues was held In Washington. During the dialogue the United States highly appreciated Azerbaijan's contribution to the fight against international terrorism, especially in international peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan, Azerbaijani Embassy in the United States reported.
The sides welcomed the current level of bilateral security cooperation, and agreed on the importance of further developing this cooperation.
The delegations discussed the US-Azerbaijani security cooperation, including energy security, maritime security, border security in the area of practical cooperation, cooperation within international organizations in Afghanistan, regional security and other issues of mutual interest.
Azerbaijani delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov was represented by ambassador of Azerbaijan in the U.S. Elin Suleymanov, Deputy National Security Minister Ali Shafiyev, Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Rahim Latifov, Deputy Head of Department of State Border Service Farhad Taghizadeh, Head of the Department at the Defense Ministry Ramiz Najafov, Head of the State Customs Committee's Main Directorate Guloglan Muradli and other senior officials.
U.S Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin, Beth McCormick, Ann Vitkovsti, Justin Siberel, Henry Worcester, Dean Pittman, Simon Limazh Deputy Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Celeste Wallander, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy William Bryan , the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar and other senior officials representing the U.S. delegation.
The following dialogue on security issues is planing in Baku.
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