APA reports quoting Sippican Week newspaper that the event was organized by the Sippican Historical Society and Elizabeth Taber Library.
The ambassador touched upon issues of mutual interest between Azerbaijan and the US. “Most Americans know very little about Azerbaijan, but I can tell you that it is a very important and strategic country, and its also incredibly complicated and challenging. To realize the strategic importance of the country, all you have to do is look at a map,” – said the ambassador.
In his speech, the ambassador also spoke Azerbaijan’s contribution to counterterrorism and energy security: “People say all we really care about in Azerbaijan is energy. That’s not true. Considerably more important priorities are the geopolitical issues and the democracy and human rights issues,” he said.
The Ambassador’s wife Faith Morningstar also made a speech. She spoke about the situation of women’s rights in Azerbaijan and her initiatives in this regard.
In the end, the lecturers answered the participants’ questions.