Azerbaijan and US Restore Security Talks
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Ismayilova / Jonathan Henick, Head of the Public Relationships Department at the US Embassy in Baku, has reported that the next round of the Azerbaijani-US security consultations will be held in Washington on 9-10 July.
He noted that the format of talks remained as previously. Araz Aizmov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, and officials from relevant ministries will represent Azerbaijan in the talks.
The Azerbaijan-US security consultations, originally scheduled for 23-25 April, were delayed by the Azerbaijan government. Baku protested to changes made by the US Department of State on 20 April to its Human Rights Practices Report issued on 6 March, which indicated the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 districts attached to it by Armenia.
In this respect Baku postponed the visit to Washington for security consultations, of the government delegation headed by Deputy foreign minister, Araz Asimov. However, on 25 April the US Department of State restored the report to its original version.