Ambassador: US, Azerbaijan reach significant expansion of bilateral co-op (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 26
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
The embassy of the USA in Azerbaijan jointly with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan finalized the restoration of the historic Gumbezli Hamam, an important piece of Azerbaijan’s history, which dates to the early 19th century, located in Guba.
“The project, which we were involved in, jointly with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, is very important on a number of different levels, including the expansion of the tourism potential of the Guba city, increasing the economic prosperity in this part of the country, as well as, strengthening of cooperation between the United States and Azerbaijan,” said the Ambassador of the USA to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta.
He added that Azerbaijan and the US work together to create common principles and efforts to move forward and improve bilateral friendship.
“I hope this project will illustrate our willingness to cooperate in difficult times, paying respect to each other’s culture and people,” said the ambassador.
Touching upon his impression of Azerbaijan before finalizing his work in the country, Cekuta stressed that he considers the expansion of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the USA as the greatest achievement during his mission in Azerbaijan since 2015.
The ambassador added that he witnessed a great model of tolerant society in Azerbaijan.
"In this country that is majority Muslim, majority Shia there is such a respect for other religions, such respect for different ethnic groups and the determination to carry it forward. That example is crucial in today’s world," said the ambassador.