Principal Deputy Under US Secretary of Defense for Policy is on visit to Azerbaijan

Principal Deputy Under US Secretary of Defense for Policy is on visit to Azerbaijan
# 17 January 2013 10:42 (UTC +04:00)

APA reports that expressing her satisfaction with the first visit to Azerbaijan, Kathleen Hicks said that her country highly estimated Azerbaijan’s participation in peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan and contribution to this mission.

Kathleen Hicks said the US was interested in further expanding the relations between our countries in military sphere and extending to the level of strategic partnership. She noted the importance of exchanging views to determine the directions of the cooperation in this sphere.

Expressing his satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the US in various fields, the Head of State underlined the long history of the military cooperation between the countries. Noting the role of military cooperation in the development of bilateral relations, President Ilham Aliyev underlined the importance of this cooperation in strengthening regional and energy security, as well as stability.

The Head of State expressed his confidence on further expansion of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the US in various directions, including defense sphere.

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