- Posted October 21, 2013 by
US to continue working with President Aliyev
Baku, 21.10.2013, By Azer Hasret - The United States of America is going to work closely with the President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan who was reelected on October 9, 2013 in a national poll. The position of the US to continue cooperation with Ilham Aliyev`s government was expressed in a statement, delivered by Ambassador Richard Morningstar in Baku:
“The United States looks forward to working closely with President Aliyev and the Government of Azerbaijan as the President begins his new term in office.
As with any partner, we have our differences, but we also have many shared critical interests.
We will continue to work with the Government and civil society to promote democratic values and principles in Azerbaijan.
We also will work actively with the Government of Azerbaijan to help resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The U.S.-Azerbaijani bilateral agenda is broad and ambitious; it includes cooperation on regional security, counter-terrorism, energy security, and economic diversification.
Over the next five years we hope to expand and deepen our relationship with the people and Government of Azerbaijan”.
Thus the rumors of the defeated in the elections opposition, which Presidential candidate, Prof. Jamil Hasanli got only 5,5% of votes, about US ignorant position towards Ilham Aliyev`s victory with 85% comes to end. The statement of the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan once more approves the willingness of the US to continue cooperation with Ilham Aliyev and his Government.
Ambassador R. Morningstar`s statement, which was delivered to media on October 21, 2013, followed Ilham Aliyev`s inauguration as an elected President on last Saturday, October 19, 2013.