Azerbaijan, Baku, 04 September /corr. Trend A .Gasimova/ Visit of US Vice President Richard Cheney to Azerbaijan signals a new phase in our bilateral relations, said the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Anne Derse.
"The Vice President's visit which was planned for some time, was the logical next step in our efforts over the past several years to strengthen our partnership across the board, with strong dialogues on economics, energy, security and democracy. That dialogue has been not only government to government but people to people, including increased educational and cultural exchanges"- said Ambassador.
"As Vice President Cheney said, America strongly supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. We are committed to achieving a negotiated solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict- a solution that starts with the principle of territorial integrity and takes into account other international principles. Achieving a solution is more important now than ever before, that outcome will enhance peace and stability in the region and Azerbaijan's security as well"- said Ambassador.
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