In a congratulatory message, Blinken noted that the US values the thirty years of partnership with Azerbaijan on economic, energy, and security cooperation, and its ongoing dialogue on improving Azerbaijan’s respect for human rights and the rule of law.
“We recognize Azerbaijan’s significant contributions to European energy diversification through the Southern Gas Corridor. Strong institutions and processes that respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, rule of law, transparency, and accountability, are vital to us achieving our shared goals and building stronger and deeper ties,” he said.
“The United States also values the connections fostered between thousands of Azerbaijani and American citizens through people-to-people exchanges, as well as through our Embassies’ public outreach,” Blinken added.
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