US would welcome, the State Department stated that after Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs James O’Brien visited Azerbaijan, the US will welcome the planned visits of the Azerbaijani Central Bank Governor and Energy Minister to Washington, Trend reports.
When O’Brien visited Baku on December 6, the State Department reported that he met with Ilham Aliyev, the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, constructively and positively.
The US would Welcome Upcoming Visits of Azerbaijani Government Reps to Washington
“The two spoke about the significance of the bilateral relationship as well as the close historical ties between our two nations. Assistant Secretary O’Brien informed President Aliyev that Secretary Blinken is looking forward to welcoming Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Washington soon for the next round of peace negotiations.
The State Department also stated that the United States would welcome the upcoming visits to Washington by the governor and minister of energy of Azerbaijan.
On December 6, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O’Brien met with President Ilham Aliyev of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Both parties emphasized how crucial O’Brien’s visit to Azerbaijan was for talking about many facets of their bilateral relationship and exchanging viewpoints on regional concerns.
Azerbaijan and the United States have a long history of bilateral relations, according to President Ilham Aliyev, who also noted that throughout Azerbaijan’s years of independence, the two nations successfully collaborated in several areas, most notably energy.
The president of state stated that Armenia had not complied with its duties after the 44-day second Karabakh war, had moved military people and weaponry into Azerbaijan, and had encouraged separatism. President Ilham Aliyev stated that during the operation.
Azerbaijan had executed anti-terror actions within its sovereign borders, stopped militant separatism, and shown excellent adherence to humanitarian law criteria. The president emphasized that there had been no damage to infrastructure or citizens.
President Ilham Aliyev emphasized that Azerbaijan was in favor of the regional peace agenda and stated that, with the conflict over and Azerbaijan’s sovereignty fully restored, historic opportunities had emerged for the establishment of peace. He also noted that the United States could help with this process by considering the new circumstances.
President Ilham Aliyev cited current initiatives in the Caspian and Black Seas aimed at maximizing the potential for renewable energy as well as Azerbaijan’s contribution to Europe’s energy security.
The president of state mentioned the new chances for transport and logistics that have arisen in the Middle Corridor region, the expansion of Azerbaijan’s collaboration with Central Asian nations, and the new prospects for cooperation in this field.
In response, James O’Brien stated that there was a long history of strong relations between Azerbaijan and the United States and that both nations made excellent allies.
He mentioned how the US helped bring Azerbaijan’s energy resources to international markets, stated that his nation was in favor of regional peace initiatives, the rapprochement of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and peace treaty negotiations, and that the US was prepared to carry on these discussions in Washington.
According to James O’Brien, the United States continues to encourage talks about opening up connections between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and it is also working to develop the idea of a Trans-Caspian transit corridor. He underlined how critical it is to consider US-Azerbaijani relations going forward.
The parties discussed how the start of reciprocal visits is a step in the right direction for the development of bilateral relations.
The parties also discussed problems of mutual interest that were regional.