Washington to host annual Azerbaijan-US Security Dialogue
The United States, Washington, Nov. 3 / Trend , N.Bogdanova/
The 11th annual Azerbaijan-US Security Dialogue will start in the US capital on Nov. 4.
These talks will be the 11th and Azerbaijan will be represented by the delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister, Araz Azimov.
The bilateral Security Dialogue is an annual high-level forum bringing together senior governmental law-enforcement and security experts of both sides.
"This dialogue serves as an overarching framework for discussion of security-related issues of common interest," one of the Pentagon's official told Trend .
He stressed that a dialogue, which was set up in 1996 between the two countries, should be strengthened.
Considerable part of bilateral cooperation concern the military-political sector, security and practical work in this direction of security relationship to a quantitatively different level.
"Dialog will continue by Nov. 5. We will discuss in great detail Azerbaijan's plans for further integration with NATO and how we, through our security assistance program, can help support that in their efforts. US have an agreement to continue to be very supportive of their efforts to develop a more robust relationship with NATO," Pentagon's official said.
"We also will have the opportunity to talk a little bit more about how we can cooperate together in countering terrorism in the region, how we can cooperate in promoting energy security, and how we can work together in addressing the many strategic challenges that both of our countries face in that particular region of the world," he added.
During his Washington's visit Araz Azimov also will discuss his American counterparts around principal influence on the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiation process to the regional stability in South Caucasus.