Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev received the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Bridget Brink, in Baku on June 23, Azertac reported.
Stressing the successful development of Azerbaijan-U.S. relations, the president recalled his recent visit to the U.S. and participation in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.
President Aliyev said that the adherence to strengthening the partnership relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S. was again reaffirmed as part of his visit to the U.S., where very fruitful and important discussions were held with U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
President Aliyev expressed gratitude to President Barack Obama for the letter addressed to the participants of the 23rd International Caspian Oil and Gas Conference held in Baku and for the positive words in the letter, reflecting the true essence of friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Recalling Brink’s visit to Azerbaijan in 2015, President Aliyev stressed its significance in terms of the positive dynamics in the development of Azerbaijan-U.S. relations.
President Aliyev said that the cooperation between Azerbaijan and the U.S. covers very broad areas of the agenda, noting that Azerbaijan and the US jointly cooperate in such areas as security, energy and regional development.
Stressing very good current relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S., the president expressed confidence that Brink’s visit to Azerbaijan will contribute to the successful development of Azerbaijan-U.S. relations.
Brink, in her turn, expressed gratification with her another visit to Azerbaijan as part of the regional tour. Brink stressed that the visit is aimed at further strengthening of partnership relations in all spheres between the two countries.
While speaking about President Aliyev’s successful visit to Washington and the conducted meetings, Brink also recalled her last year’s visit to Azerbaijan.
Brink said that she would make every effort to further improve the sustainable cooperation between Azerbaijan and the U.S.. She also congratulated President Aliyev on the successful completion of the F1 Grand Prix of Europe in Baku.