On December 19, the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Barry Lowenkron, met with the leaders of the political parties and movements functioning in Azerbaijan. The meeting was attended by the Executive Secretary of New Azerbaijan Party, MP Ali Ahmadov, Leader of Musavat Party, Isa Gambar, Chairman of Azerbaijan Popular Front Party Ali Kerimli, Leader of the National Unity Movement, Lale Shovkat Hajiyeva, first Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijani Democratic Party, Sardar Jalaloglu and co-founder of Yeni Siyaset Block, Eldar Namazov. Sardar Jalaloglu informed Trend that the meeting focused on social-political situation in Azerbaijan, relations between government and opposition.
In addition, we discussed the interests of the USA in Azerbaijan. Lowenkron said that the USA attaches a great importance to the development of the democracy in Azerbaijan. He said that it is impossible to separate the economical and geopolitical interests of the USA in the regions from the democracy, Jalaloglu said.