President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on July 4.
The Head of State expressed hope that the present meeting would very successful, AzerTAj state news agency reported. President
Ilham Aliyev congratulated the US top diplomat on Independence Day and wished all the best to the people of the United States.
The Azerbaijani leader pointed out Azerbaijan places a great importance to
Clinton's visit. According to him, the US-Azerbaijan relations have been successfully developing in a variety of fields.
President Ilham Aliyev mentioned the efforts of the United States, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chair, to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He noted Azerbaijan seeks to find the soonest solution to the dispute based on international law.
The Head of State expressed assurance that the results of Secretary of State's visit would help to develop bilateral ties even more.
For her part, Hillary Clinton expressed her satisfaction with visiting Baku and the fact that the trip coincides with her country's Independence Day.
She praised the fact that Azerbaijan has worked much to lay a solid foundation for its economic and social development.
The Secretary of State underlined the present meeting is a good opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues.