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State Department Envoy to pay one-day visit to Azerbaijan

Politics Materials 12 May 2010 11:34 (UTC +04:00)
Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, will meet with senior officials of the Government of Azerbaijan and civil society representatives during a one-day visit to Baku May 12.
State Department Envoy to pay one-day visit to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 12 / Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva /

Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, will meet with senior officials of the Government of Azerbaijan and civil society representatives during a one-day visit to Baku May 12.

During the visit, Ambassador Kaidanow will discuss U.S.-Azerbaijani relations, focusing on the broad range of shared interests.

"The United States considers Azerbaijan an essential partner," said Kaidanow. "Our interests overlap in many areas, from collaborating on strengthening energy security via Southern Corridor gas and oil projects to our work together countering terrorism and extremism. We appreciate Azerbaijan's contributions to regional and global security, from Kosovo to Iraq to Afghanistan," she said.

Ambassador Kaidanow is the State Department official directly responsible for relations with Azerbaijan and other Caucasus countries.

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