The United States, Azerbaijan and Turkey may establish a trilateral strategic partnership. But at the same time the United States does not intend to oppose Russia's interests in that region, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, Daniel Fried, said in Washington on 10 December.
" Russia will remain a major factor in the region. For the United States it is not wise or impractical to oppose Russia," Fried stressed at an international workshop on cooperation between the United States, Azerbaijan and Turkey.
"In our vision of an open region there is a place for all states to develop mutual relations with Central Asia and South Caucasus, while the region is searching for its own way in the world for independence and sovereignty," he said.
"We are three - the United States, Azerbaijan and Turkey - we may establish a strategic partnership which will be advantageous to all of us and to the entire region," RIA Novosti quoted Fried.