Ali Hasanov: Azerbaijan hopes for co-op with Donald Trump
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 10
By Samir Ali – Trend:
Azerbaijan respects the choice of the American people and hopes for cooperation with Donald Trump, said Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani president’s aide for public and political affairs.
“The American people made its choice yesterday. They chose Donald Trump as their 45th president,” Hasanov told reporters in Baku Nov. 10 as he was commenting on the results of the US presidential election.
He reminded that Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev sent a congratulatory letter to Trump.
Hasanov also said there are effective cooperation ties between the US and Azerbaijan.
International cooperation in the energy sphere, the cooperation in regional and international transportation and communications are among them, he noted, adding that security is also one of the successful cooperation areas.
“We are participating in peacemaking processes in the world for many years,” added Hasanov. “Azerbaijani servicemen took part in the peacemaking process shoulder to shoulder with the US servicemen in Europe and other hot points of the world.”
“We think the cooperation in these spheres will continue,” he said.
However, Hasanov added, Azerbaijan’s biggest expectation – as it was indicated by President Ilham Aliyev in his congratulatory letter – is to see the US work more actively and dynamically within the OSCE Minsk Group.
“We believe the US, under the leadership of Donald Trump, will more actively work within the OSCE Minsk Group, and the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which hasn’t been solved for many years, will be resolved, the status quo in this process will be eliminated and the process will gain dynamism,” he said.
The presidential aide also noted that the US-Azerbaijan relations will continue and develop further.