Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.18 / Trend /
Azerbaijani Defense Minister colonel-general Safar Abiyev has today received U.S Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin.
During the meeting the Defense Minister said that the relations between Azerbaijan and the US are developing in different fields. He stressed the successful bilateral military cooperation, the Defense Ministry told Trend on Wednesday.
Touching upon the military and political situation in the region, minister informed the guest that Armenia continues its aggressive policy as a result of which million refugees can not still return home.
Minister said that protraction of the peaceful settlement creates favorable conditions to resume the war in the region. So, the OSCE Minsk group must intensify its activity to avoid worsening of the situation.
Expressing his attitude toward the situation in the region, the U.S guest said that the attention will be strengthened to solve this problem this year. He stressed that this is in the U.S interests to ensure Azerbaijan's territorial integrity to establish peace in the region.
During the talk Mr Rubin once again stressed that the U.S recognizes the occupation of the Azerbaijani territories.