U.S. Assistant Secretary of State: U.S. committed to expanding bilateral relations with Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 24 /Trend, V.Zhavoronkova/
The U.S. is committed to expanding bilateral relations with Azerbaijan, and the sides have great potential to do so, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro said to a press conference in Baku.
Among the potential spheres of cooperation, he mentioned the security of energy infrastructure and the fight against terrorism.
Today's meeting will enhance cooperation in the field of energy infrastructure security and military cooperation, said Shapiro.
Today's meetings also discussed the continuation of Azerbaijan's participation in the Afghan campaign, the sides also discussed other spheres of cooperation.
He also praised Azerbaijan's support to the U.S. as part of the military operations of the international coalition in Afghanistan. The U.S. is interested in expanding cooperation with Azerbaijan on matters of mutual interest, he said.
"The U.S. is looking for opportunities to continue the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, he said. - We appreciate our strategic cooperation despite the postponement of the military exercises."
The traditional consultations on military and security cooperation between Azerbaijan and the U.S., which were to be held 15 - 25 May were postponed. These consultations are held annually in Washington and in Baku.