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USACC Welcomes New U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16

Washington D.C. - The US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) was honored to host a reception on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 for the new United States ambassador to Azerbaijan, Amb. Richard L. Morningstar.

Two dozen USACC members, US and Azerbaijani government representatives attended the private event at USACC offices in Georgetown.

The Ambassador touched upon the issues of energy security and cooperation in the Caspian Region, adding that the Southern Energy Corridor plays a vital role for Azerbaijan in terms of energy diversification. Ambassador also mentioned the importance of settling Nagorno Karabakh conflict for both countries.

Prior to his nomination as Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Richard L. Morningstar was the U.S. Secretary of State's Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy. Ambassador Morningstar was nominated the Ambassador to Azerbaijan by the President of the United States Barack Obama in April of this year.

The Ambassador will leave for Azerbaijan after August 25.

On behalf of our board, members and staff, the USACC wishes Ambassador Morningstar well in his new post!

Visit here to view event photos.

About the USACC: The U.S.- Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) is an independent, non-profit, Washington-based organization aimed at promoting and supporting economic and business cooperation between the United States and Azerbaijan. USACC actively seeks U.S. and international investments and companies whose products and strategic interests can be advanced in the Azerbaijani market. It also serves as a liaison between foreign companies and Azerbaijani businesses and government officials. To learn more about USACC, please visit www.usacc.org.

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