Azerbaijani President receives executive director of American Jewish Committee
President Ilham Aliyev has today received Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee David Allan Harris and his accompanying delegation, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
The Head of State expressed hope that the visit of the delegation would be successful and provide opportunities to learn more about Azerbaijan.
David A. Harris noted Azerbaijan is an important country for the United States, saying "we, friends of Azerbaijan, realize this country`s political, strategic and cultural importance for the U.S". He pointed his visit comes after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton`s trip to Azerbaijan. According to Harris, these visits are the indicator of expanding US-Azerbaijan ties.
President Ilham Aliyev noted US-Azerbaijan relationship is developing successfully in a variety of fields. Both countries have built effective cooperation in the political, economic energy and other fields. Azerbaijan and the United States are partners in counterterrorism operations.
The Head of State underscored the importance of bilateral relations in terms of regional cooperation.
President Ilham Aliyev touched upon the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He told of Armenia`s military aggression against Azerbaijan, peace talks and country`s stance on the resolution of the dispute based on international legal principles.
Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijanis and Jews have lived in peace and harmony for centuries. Jews living in Azerbaijan contribute to development of the country and it is, according to the President, a good factor reflecting "our relations".