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Former Russian ambassador: Baku achieves reconsideration of U.S. positions thanks to consistent foreign policy

Politics Materials 9 June 2010 12:51
Improvement of relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia is connected with a gradual reconsideration of some of foreign political actions by the United States that were taken during Barack Obama's administration in the White House at first, former Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan, deputy executive director of the Foundation "Russian world" Vasiliy Istratov said.
Former Russian ambassador: Baku achieves reconsideration of U.S. positions thanks to  consistent foreign policy

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /

Improvement of relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia is connected with a gradual reconsideration of some of foreign political actions by the United States that were taken during Barack Obama's administration in the White House at first, former Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan, deputy executive director of the Foundation "Russian world" Vasiliy Istratov said.

Baku, continuing its consistent foreign policy, has achieved that the United States reconsidered its position on the issue of bilateral relations with Azerbaijan", Istartov told Trend over phone from Moscow today.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates brought a letter from Barack Obama addressed to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev during his visit to Baku June 6-7.

The head of the White House thanked the Azerbaijani leader for supporting of the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan, and expressed hope for expanding and intensifying of the Azerbaijani-U.S ties.

"The United States recognize the important contribution of Azerbaijan in ensuring regional and international security. I hope that we will be able to broaden and deepen our relations in the next months and years," the letter said.

Istratov said that not all actions of the Obama administration were ready for enduring the test of time in long-term-prospect.

Now the Obama administration has to gradually re-from. The changes that occur in the relations of Azerbaijan and the U.S. are not associated with certain actions of Baku, but with Washington's position, in which a realistic interpretation of events prevailed, Istratov said.

"Many questions which the Obama administration wanted to solve by Cavalry raids on the international scene, not solved. For this reason, they return to certain basic points," - he said.

"The Obama administration failed to solve many questions by Cavalry raids on the international scene. For this reason, they return to certain basic points," he said.

Time will tell how much one can derive benefit for the South Caucasus region, Istratov said.

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