Azerbaijan Cancels Visit of Governmental Delegation to the USA
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend A.Ismaylova/According to information provided by the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan, taking into consideration changes to the provisions on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict in the initial 2006 State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, the Azerbaijani Government has postponed a visit of the Azerbaijani delegation to Washington for bilateral security talks, scheduled for April 23-24. The delegation was to include high level officials from the Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Emergencies, Ministry of National Security, Interior Ministry, Border Service, Customs Committee, and Special Protection Service.
"Resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict based on the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the Nagorno Karabakh as its indisputable part, is a primary and foremost element for our country in the broad-format of Azerbaijan-US security cooperation. Introduction of changes into the already published report, which distorts the essence of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict, confuses and puts in doubt the US position of the "honest broker" in the resolution of the conflict. Such a step may become a serious impediment to further security-related cooperation between our countries," mentioned a statement by the Foreign Ministry.