Azeri President Discusses Energy, Karabakh With State Dept. Envoy

BAKU (—Azeri President Ilham Aliyev met Friday with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns for talks that centered on energy and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, the AzerTaj state news agency reported.

Speaking to the visiting envoy, Aliyev described relations between Azerbaijan and the United States as a “high-level partnership in various spheres,” and expressed confidence that ties would continue to develop.

The Azeri President reiterated that Burns` current visit would contribute to expanding relationship between the two countries.

For his part, the American diplomat said Washington attaches great importance to its relationship with Azerbaijan. He also underscored the Obama administration’s determination to strengthen ties with Baku.

Regional and international issues were also on the agenda of the meeting.


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