Jonathan Henick, Public Relations Department Head at the US Embassy in Baku informed Trend that Peter W. Rodman, the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, arrived in Azerbaijan as the head of a US delegation that includes Michael Coulter, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and James MacDougall, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Eurasia. The delegation will have meetings with appropriate officials, including those at the Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs
Representatives from the Pentagon will hold talks at the Defense Ministry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. They will also hold meetings at the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA).
Assistant Secretary Rodman is the principal advisor to the US Secretary of Defense on the formation and co-ordination of international security strategies and policy, with responsibility for Europe & NATO, Eurasia, the Middle East and Africa. In addition to discussing our security partnership and military co-operation, Mr. Rodman's meetings will cover ongoing counter-terrorism co-operation, coalition efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and regional security.
The visit is to conclude on February 13th.