Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 8
By Anakhanum Khidayatova - Trend:
Azerbaijan's participation in the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit testifies that Azerbaijan is the US reliable ally in the field of security in the Caspian region, Peter Tase, the political analyst, the expert on international relations at the Marquette University (US), told Trend Jan. 8.
"This is also the testimony of many accomplishments that the Azerbaijani government has achieved in the fields of democracy building, institutional building and respect of human rights, reliable ally towards preserving peace and stability in the Caspian region and beyond," he said.
"It is in the strategic interest of the US government to give priority to the peaceful solution of the protracted Nagorno-Karabakh armed conflict and emerge as the primary advocate of the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan," the expert said.
The expert expressed regret that some Armenian political groups in the US render financial support for certain congressmen.
"At the same time, I am confided that such legislative initiatives that are expected to 'punish with sanctions' the peace loving nation of Azerbaijan, are doomed to failure," he said.
US President Barack Obama invited Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to attend 4th Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. in March 2016.
Obama sent a letter to Ilham Aliyev Dec. 3, adding that in the letter that Obama said Azerbaijan has demonstrated steadfast support of the global nuclear security architecture.
The US president also expressed hope that Azerbaijan will continue to prioritize efforts to interdict nuclear and radiological materials.
The summit will be held in Washington, DC from March 31 to April 1, 2016. The first Nuclear Security Summit was held in Washington in 2010, the second - in Seoul in 2012, the third - in the Hague in 2014.