Azerbaijan's achievements discussed in Seattle
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 14 / Trend /
Azerbaijan's achievements have been discussed in Seattle, USA.
A workshop on Azerbaijan has been held at the University of Washington in Seattle, which is one of the leading academic centers in the US on the study of Central Asia and the Turkic world in general, the Consulate General said.
Speaking to the University professors, staff and students, the Azerbaijani Consul General in Los Angeles Elin Suleymanov spoke on the policy of the country's leadership to strengthen Azerbaijan's statehood and regional integration. Mainly as a result of the policy of pragmatism based on national interests, Azerbaijan has become one of the leading countries in the region after regaining independence over 20 years ago.
The diplomat said unresolved protracted conflicts, especially the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, remain obstacles to the proper development of the entire region, including Armenia. In this regard, regret was expressed over the shortsighted approach of Yerevan which puts its people's future into question, as well as insufficient efforts of the international community to achieve a long-term settlement.
An agreement on the sale of Caspian gas to Europe and activation of TURKSOY's activity, established at the summit of the Turkic-speaking countries in Nakhchivan, were highlighted as examples of national expansion and regional integration. Thus, within the broad reach of TURKSOY celebrations were held honoring the ancient Novruz festival in many countries around the world this year.
In their visit to Washington Consul General Elin Suleymanov and Vice Consul Ramil Gurbanov met with representatives of the Boeing Company.
Washington, which is a state located in the northwest of the U.S. border with Canada, is one of 13 western states included in the consular district of the Azerbaijani Consulate General in Los Angeles.