Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25
US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the citizens of Azerbaijan on the occasion of the Republic Day, according to the US Department of State's message.
"For more than a quarter century, our two countries have worked together on behalf of security and prosperity in and beyond Europe. Azerbaijan plays a vital role as a supplier of energy to European markets, and the United States fully backs your efforts to increase regional energy diversification," said John Kerry's message.
"My government values our partnership with you in the fight against violent extremism and our close collaboration on transnational issues. The United States also remains committed to facilitating a resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," said the message.