Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.29 / Trend, V.Zhavoronkova /
The U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza says serving as ambassador in Azerbaijan has been the most enjoyable and the most easy he has ever had.
"I had very warm reception here. This job has been the most interesting, the most complicated and at the same time the easiest job I have ever had. I could submit that together we did a very good job," he said.
He also said he had incredible staff here in the embassy.
I would like to mention three stages of our relationship: security, energy and internal reforms. We have also intensified the cooperation in the area of the protecting of infrastructure on the Caspian sea against natural disasters and other risks," he said.
"In Azerbaijan I feel a lot of officials would very much like to modernize and liberalize the society and achieve modern economy and developed education. There is surprisely strong cooperation between the president administration, parliament, civil society and foreign allies such as America," he said.
"Unless the senate supports me I will have to leave for Washington before the new session of parliament starts" he said.
Bryza will end his mission in Azerbaijan in December, 2011.
The Armenian lobby in the United States is against Bryza's candidacy for ambassador to Azerbaijan.
Bryza said cooperation in Afghanistan and transportation to Afghanistan on the ground was also sustained and deepened. "There have been 5000 military flights over Azerbaijan every year, 100,000 soldiers flow over Azerbaijan. Over 1/3 of on-military cargo fuel, food, besides Azerbaijan is important route for Afghanistan and it is now starting to get commercial for Azerbaijan," he said.
Bryza also touched upon the air crash in Afghanistan.
"I would like to mention the air crash in Afghanistan. Those men gave their lives in cooperation with us. In terms of Azerbaijan's permission to fly over Azerbaijan the country's government would like to reconsider the terms of the permission of flights through Azerbaijan and the discussions are underway now," he said.