The Azerbaijani Defense minister, general colonel, Safar Abiyev has accepted the extreme and plenipotentiary US ambassador, Reno Harnish on April 17. The reason for meeting was an end of Harnish` s diplomatic service in the country, the ministry press-service told Trend.
The minister emphasized the development of bilateral ties during the ambassador `s service, including development of the military connections. Speaking about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict he noted that US have to make more efforts towards its peaceful resolution within the
international law frames and territorial integrity of the state. I believe that the visit of American co-chairman, Mann will positively affect the regulation process, Abiyev said.
Harnish confirmed that relations between the two countries are strategic ones. And the visit of the Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev to US will give an impetus to the development of cooperation between our countries, he said.
Perspectives of future cooperation between the 2 states have been discussed at the meeting. Abiyev thanked Harnish for his diplomatic service and wished him the best in his future career.