Common interests of Azerbaijan coincide with the priority of U.S. foreign policy - Morningstar
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 14 /corr Trend A.Askerov/
Common interests of Azerbaijan coincide with the priority of U.S. foreign policy, said candidate for the post of U.S. Ambassador in Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar.
By opinion of Morningstar, Azerbaijan also is dependable partner in security sphere.
He also thanked President Obama for the trust, also thanked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for submitting his candidature for the post of U.S. ambassador in Azerbaijan.
Morningstar also mentioned that Azerbaijani soldiers was carried out with U.S. troops operation in Kosovo and Afghanistan. Azerbaijan and the United States should continue cooperating for improve the conditions of democracy and changes in legislative matters", he added
Subject to the election, Morningstar promised to do everything possible to strengthen relations between Azerbaijan and the USA.
During the hearing was announced that voting on the candidacy of Morningstar will be held in the Senate after 48 hours.
Two other ambassador nominees - Timothy Broas to be Ambassador to Netherlands and Jay Nicholas Anania to be Ambassador to Suriname will be considered.
Earlier, President Obama nominated Ambassador Richard Morningstar to be a new U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan under the U.S. constitution, and the Senate now should approve him.
The U.S. has no ambassador to Azerbaijan since former U.S. ambassador Matthew Bryza ended his mission in the country in late December.
The U.S. President Barack Obama appointed a career diplomat, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Bryza as ambassador to Azerbaijan bypass the Senate on Dec.29, 2010, which a few months blocked his nomination under pressure of pro-Armenian senators Barbara Boxer and Robert Menendez.