Matthew Bryza, Assistant to Us Secretary of State, OSCE Minsk Group Co-chair, said US President George W Bush stated US closing to the positions of president Ilham Aliyev, which will positively influence the progress of democratic reforms in the republic.
Trend reports referring to Azadlyg radio, Mr Bryza said US interests on Caucasus relate to three spheres: energy, security and democratic reforms.
В"Indeed, we have some energy interests, and we do not restrain from statements about them. The United States also have traditional interests in a security sphere. Firstly, this concerns fighting terrorism, prevention of nuclear weapon distribution, reduction of conflicts and preservation of territorial integrity of countries in the regionВ"
Mr Bryza said also all the conflicts in the region shall be settled with account for territorial integrity of countries.
В"Stating Georgias example, one may see that conflicts in this country shall be settled with account for its territorial integrity. As to Nagorno-Karabakh, US position is well-known. We support Azerbaijans territorial integrityВ", Bryza said.
American diplomat said US maintain economic and democratic reforms in the countries of the region. He said security is based on legitimacy that calls for both democracy and economic welfare.
Mr Bryza stated White Houses serious interest in democratic reforms in Azerbaijan. В"We feel positive changes in the republic ion this respectВ" , - he added.