Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend K.Ramazanova / According to the joint project of the US Embassy in Azerbaijan and State University of Languages of Azerbaijan, a US Center was opened at the University on 22 June. The opening ceremony was attended by Azerbaijan's Education Minister, Misir Mardanov, US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Anne E. Derse, Rector of the University, Samad Seyidov and others. In his speech, Misir Mardanov said that the Center will serve to further develop US-Azerbaijani relations. Derse said that the Center will play a great role in approaching the countries and avoiding geographical obstacles. Samad Seyidov spelled out that the Center will be open to all students and foreign citizens. The US Department of State's Assistant for Public Diplomacy Affairs, Colin Graphy joined the event through video-link and congratulated the participants. During the event, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the US Ambassador and Rector of the Uiversity.
The Center will inform Azerbaijan society of the US and strengthen mutual understandings.