Deputy U. S. State Secretary: Azerbaijan, an American Strategic Partner both Regionally and Bilaterally

Politics Materials 7 February 2007 16:48 (UTC +04:00)

Daniel Sullivan, the Assistant the U. S. State Secretary for Economic Relations, said during the meeting with Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijan Foreign Minister, that Azerbaijan is a U. S. strategic partner both regionally and within the bilateral cooperation, Trend reports referring to the Press-Service of the Azerbaijan Foreign Office.

During the meeting, issues on cooperation between the two countries in the fields of security, energy, economy, policy were discussed. In addition, the parties exchanged opinions on issues connected with Azerbaijan joining WTO. Having marked the successful cooperation between the two countries in different regional and international projects, the parties expressed their intentions to continue this cooperation in the future.

Matthew Bryza, the OSCE American Chairman, took part in the meeting as well. The Azerbaijan Foreign Minister brought to the attention of the guests the fact that the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was a serious source of threat in the whole region, and that Armenia holds non-constructive position in this issue.