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July 5, 2010

Clinton: Azerbaijan, as a country, has huge potential

The United States supports and attaches great importance to the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a press conference in Baku on July 4 as a result of her visit to Azerbaijan.  

Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan will take place early November.

U.S. Secretary of State discussed with country's leadership in Baku the issues of democracy, noting the importance of civil society.

"We always discuss this issue, it is an integral part of our dialogue. The democratic reforms are always our goal of development. Speaking of the progress made by Azerbaijan, I think this is particularly evident in the economic and energy reforms, as well as in business," said Clinton.

"Azerbaijan, as a country, has huge potential, and today we discussed with President Ilham Aliyev the ways to strengthen our cooperation," said Clinton.

United States is interested in security and prosperity of the region, and together with Azerbaijan is working on global issues - the fight against extremism, ensuring stable energy supplies, etc.

"In this regard, we want to remain a friend and partner of Azerbaijan," she said.


Source: Today.az

URL: http://www.today.az/news/politics/70533.html

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