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Senior US Defense Official Visits Baku

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received the US Defense Department's senior adviser on policy, Michèle Flournoy.

Their talks on 17 April focused on various aspects of the relationship between Azerbaijan and the United States and the current state of bilateral ties.

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy was also received by Azerbaijan's Defense Minister, Safar Abiyev.

They discussed the military and political situation in the South Caucasus and the tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Defense Ministry press service reported. Safar Abiyev said that peace would not be made in the region until the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, mediating a solution to the conflict, increased their action on the Armenian aggression.

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Michèle Flournoy discussed bilateral cooperation and regional and global security, the Foreign Ministry press service reported.

Flournoy said that the USA appreciated Azerbaijan's support for peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan.

Source: News.az

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