The 907th change banning the rendering of financial assistance to Azerbaijan is not expected to be entirely liquidated by the United States, Richard Lugar, the U.S. senator, member of the Republican Party from the Indiana St., said to a news conference in Baku on Wednesday, Trend reports.
Lugar and Barack Obama, the senator-democrat from Illinois St., held some meetings with representatives of the authority and the opposition, as well as Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, and Mazahir Panahov, the chairman of the Central Electoral Committee.
According to Lugar, natural wealth and important geo-strategic position of the country allow him to say that Azerbaijan is under the rapt attention of the world community.
Touching upon the U.S. position on the pre-election situation in Azerbaijan,the senator stressed that the U.S. government supported the holding of fair and open parliamentary elections in the country.
вЂњThe implementation of AliyevвЂ™s 11 May 2005 decree on improvement of elections practice, prevention of defects during the poll, and holding of exit polls are guarantee for holding of democratic elections in Azerbaijan,вЂќ the senators noted.
They also stated that the amount of the financial assistance by the United States to Azerbaijan would be increased at the expense of $35 million within the Nunn-Lugar program. The fund will be aimed at prevention of mass destruction weapons traffic and strengthening of AzerbaijanвЂ™s state borders, particularly, the Naval Forces.
вЂњNo orange revolutions are expected in Azerbaijan,вЂќ Lugar underlined. Their image of harbinger of revolution is incorrect.