10 july 2017, 10:50
Ilham Aliyev met with US Secretary of State in Istanbul
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Istanbul.
They hailed the successful development of Azerbaijan-US bilateral relations in a variety of fields, including the political and energy spheres.
They discussed the issues relating to the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. President Ilham Aliyev reaffirmed Azerbaijan's stance on the settlement of the dispute, and informed Rex Tillerson about Armenia's recent military provocation on the line of contact.
The head of state highlighted the works done under the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson noted that his country will continue supporting the realization of the project.
President Ilham Aliyev asked Rex Tillerson to extend his gratitude to US President Donald Trump for the congratulatory message on the occasion of the opening of the 24th International Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference. The head of state described this message as the US' support for Azerbaijan's energy policy, particularly the Southern Gas Corridor project.
The US Secretary of State hailed Azerbaijan's contribution to the peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan, as well as the country's role as a logistics and transport corridor in these operations.
They also discussed the issues relating to the political and economic reforms being implemented in Azerbaijan, as well as democratic development.
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