Azerbaijan most successful and one of most influential countries in region - Barack Obama (UPDATE)
Editor's note: Updated after 1st paragraph
On Friday the Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Barack Obama of U.S. have met in New York, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
The two presidents praised the development of the Azerbaijan-USA relations, which, they said, were based on the principles of strategic cooperation.
Barack Obama praised President Ilham Aliyev`s leadership role, calling Azerbaijan the most successful and one of the most influential countries in the region.
They stressed the two countries enjoyed high-level relations, emphasizing the importance of the bilateral ties in the fields of economy, energy and security in terms of strengthening the regional cooperation.
They also touched upon join activities of Azerbaijan and the United States in international anti-terror operations. Azerbaijan`s role in these operations was praised during the talk.
It was stressed that for long years the two countries had enjoyed fruitful energy cooperation. Azerbaijan`s contribution to expanding the international energy cooperation was hailed.
On the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the presidents stressed the necessity of finding soonest solution to the problem for ensuring peace and stability in the region.
President Ilham Aliyev highlighted the negotiations process, reiterating the importance of solving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict based on the principle of Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity.
Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Barack Obama discussed democratic development processes in Azerbaijan.
The two presidents also exchanged views on regional and international problems.
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