Embassy: U.S. deeply appreciates Azerbaijan's support to international security
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 11 /Trend, V.Zhavronkova/
The United States deeply appreciates the support that Azerbaijan has provided to international security, Information Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Baku Keith Bean told Trend.
"Beginning on September 12, 2001, when then-President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev offered unrestricted over flight rights for U.S. aircraft to support operations in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan has made significant contributions to international security," said Bean.
Sunday, Sept. 11 is the tenth anniversary of the act of terror against the United States committed by al-Qaeda terrorists, which has become the biggest in the history of mankind. After that, the U.S. declared a war against global terror.
According to Bean, Azerbaijani soldiers have stood shoulder with U.S. and international troops in Kosovo, Iraq and, today, in Afghanistan.
He said Azerbaijan plays a key role in the Northern Distribution Network that delivers non-lethal supplies to the international security force in Afghanistan and cooperates in other spheres to increase international security.
"The United States is deeply grateful for Azerbaijan's steadfast partnership in the struggle against terror," said Bean.