U.S. Senator: "Azerbaijan is an increasingly influential leader in the Caucasus region"

U.S. Senator: "Azerbaijan is an increasingly influential leader in the Caucasus region"
# 11 December 2013 09:24 (UTC +04:00)

“At the end of this month, Azerbaijan will conclude its first-ever term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. This elected role as the representative for Eastern European nations underscores an important transformation over the past two decades. Today, Azerbaijan is an increasingly influential leader in the Caucasus region.

Azerbaijan’s continued recognition on the world stage is especially advantageous for the United States, given our two countries’ mutual interests. We share serious concerns about a nuclear Iran and a more assertive Russia. The United States is fortunate to have a stable ally in the Caspian region with a consistent track record of cooperation. Although many agree that additional steps are needed for democratic reform in the post-Soviet nation, it is encouraging that Azerbaijan has emerged from decades of communist rule on a path toward economic prosperity and freedom,” he said.

The Washington Times newspaper also published the article by Congressman Green Genie. The article says: “As a secular, Muslim-majority country, Azerbaijan is on the frontlines in the fight for freedom and democracy against radicalized Islam and terrorism. The spread of Islamic terrorism is a threat to nations in the Middle East and to the United States. Azerbaijan has proved to be a great partner in fighting terrorism, especially in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001.”

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