РўРђIR TAGIZADE: POSITIONS OF WASHINGTON AND BAKU ON DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS DEVELOPMENT COINCIDE COMLETELY
Positions of Washington and Baku on democratic institutions development in Azerbaijan coincide completely. Such a statement was made on 9 August by the head of the information and press department of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s Foreign Ministry (FM) Tair Tagizade at the news conference on the results of the visit to Washington of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s FM head Elmar Mammedyarov, Trend reports.
В"Washington fully supports the policy of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s leadership in the field of the countryвЂ™s democracy development, in holding open and fair electionsвЂќ, the FM spokesman noted.
РўР°gizade reported, during MamedyarovвЂ™s visit to Washington the key attention was focused on the discussion of the issues of the strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Washington. Exchange of opinions also took place in regard of AzerbaijanвЂ™s integration into the European structures, settlement of the
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, terrorism fighting, democratic transformations in the county.
Touching upon the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement Tagizade noted, the US leadership, the State Secretary Condoleezza Reis particularly, spoke for the continuation of peaceful talks on the conflict settlement.
В"The White House attaches an important significance to top level talks, in particular, to the forthcoming meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in KazanвЂќ, head of the FM department noted.
Tagizade also underlined, during the visit stationing of the US military bases in Azerbaijan was not discussed too.
In conclusion Tagizade touched upon the preparation of Ilham AliyevвЂ™s visit to the USA. He noted, the issue was not discussed during MamedyarovвЂ™s visit to Washington.
В"The Embassy of Azerbaijan carries out an active work on preparation the visit. However, the date is not specified yetвЂќ, the FMвЂ™ spokesman noted, indicating the issue will be coordinated with the American side.