Ilham Aliyev: We hope that the United States will support Azerbaijan’s peace agenda
“The joint efforts of Azerbaijan and the United States to address important issues on a multilateral basis, as well as bilaterally, are commendable. In this regard, energy security, international security, and the fight against terrorism are among the leading areas that characterize our partnership. We appreciate the consistent support of the United States in the development of rich energy resources in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea and the implementation of large-scale transnational energy projects, which are of great importance for global energy security. ”
This is stated in a letter sent today, March 22, by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to President of the United States Joe Biden, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan News.
President Aliyev thanked Joe Biden for his congratulatory letter and kind words on the occasion of Novruz holiday.
Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan has proved to be a reliable partner of the U.S. in the fight against international terrorism and its various manifestations.
“Our country’s continued close cooperation with the United States as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan is a clear demonstration of our contribution to international peace and security,” the letter said.
Speaking about the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and the United States, Aliyev said that successful bilateral relations have been formed between the two countries over the past 30 years.
“During this period, our multifaceted fruitful activity has been accompanied by mutual investment and the active participation of hundreds of companies representing your country in the economic life of Azerbaijan.”
President Aliyev stated that Azerbaijan is ready to start peace talks with Armenia.
“The Republic of Azerbaijan is a state pursuing an independent policy based on the will and interests of the people. With the liberation of Azerbaijan’s historical lands, Armenia’s military aggression against Azerbaijan, which lasted for almost thirty years, was put to an end and our country has implemented the relevant UN Security Council resolutions that have remained unfulfilled for almost 30 years. As a supporter of peace, we are ready to start negotiations on a peace agreement with Armenia on the basis of fundamental principles of international law, such as the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders of our country. We hope that the United States will support Azerbaijan’s peace agenda based on a vision for the future.
Restoration and reconstruction works are being carried out in our liberated lands during the post-conflict period. We would be pleased to see the participation of US companies in this process,” President Aliyev said in a letter.