Richard Lugar: Azerbaijan uses its energy resources for contributing to global security

Richard Lugar: Azerbaijan uses its energy resources for contributing to global security
# 30 January 2008 14:33 (UTC +04:00)
Senator Richard Lugar who proposed cancellation of Jackson-Vanik amendment for Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan sent a letter to Congress regarding it, APA US Bureau reports.
Lugar wrote in his letter he had interesting talk to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and first lady of the country Mehriban Aliyeva in Baku not long ago. He called Azerbaijan’s opening its oil market to foreign investors and construction of oil-gas pipelines courageous step and expressed his gratitude to Azerbaijani President.
Mr. Lugar stressed that transportation of oil-gas reserves of Kazakshtan and Turkmenistan through Trans-Caspian project will contribute to international peace and security.
Senator noted that he heard hopeful statements on the prospects of energy cooperation in Baku and Ashgabat during his last visit to the region.
Mr. Lugar said Azerbaijan Oil Fund awarded UN “public service” in 2007 as an example. He asked congressmen to support initiation at the end of his appeal. /APA/
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