British Lord: Taking over UN Security Council Presidency to increase Azerbaijan’s reputation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 27 /Trend I.Izzet/
It is clearly more than time for the UN Security Council Resolutions, affirming Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and requiring Armenian withdrawal are implemented, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party with special responsibility for relations with the City of London Lord Flight said.
He made the remarks when answering questions from The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS), on the issues - TAP, British investments on Azerbaijani economy, Azerbaijan's participation in international peace keeping missions, Azerbaijan taking on the UN Security Council Presidency, as well as the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Azerbaijan's assumption of the UN Security Council Presidency next month is important and should give Azerbaijan the opportunity to become well-known in the world, Lord Flight believes.
According to him, the extent Azerbaijan handles the Presidency well, should also make Azerbaijan better known and increase its reputation.
The fact that Azerbaijan has supplied troops for peace keeping operations in Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan should also be much better known in the West and the West should recognize this more publicly, he said.
Lord Flight also exchanged ideas about the economic projects.
"The new Trans Adriatic Pipeline is clearly of huge strategic importance and should increase greatly Azerbaijan's importance to Western Europe and it will also contribute to the development of EU's energy security," Lord Flight said.
He went on to add that, in the first quarter of 2013 the UK accounted for 44.1 percent of Foreign Direct Investment in Azerbaijan, making it the largest foreign investor.
"I am pleased to note that the UK is the largest foreign direct investor in Azerbaijan and this should clearly be of importance to the UK stance towards Azerbaijan," Lord Flight said.