Envoy: Azerbaijani people should decide on amending constitution
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
The decision on amendments to the constitution should be made by Azerbaijani people, said the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta Sept. 15.
“Changing the constitution is extremely serious thing. This is the basic law of the country,” Cekuta told reporters commenting on the upcoming referendum to amend the country’s constitution.
Earlier, President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to hold a referendum Sept. 26 on amending Azerbaijan’s constitution.
Elsewhere in his comments, the ambassador stressed the necessity of continuing the US-Azerbaijan cooperation in economy and trade.
"The US and Azerbaijan have a lot to work together and we will continue to work together.
Azerbaijani troops are staying in Afganistan as peacekeepers along with us. We are together in fighting terrorism. We very much appreciate what Azerbaijan's example of tolerance means in fighting violent extremism"- ambassador said.
According to Cekuta , U.S. will continue to work on helping the Southern Gas Corridor, that is important for the Europe's energy security.