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U.S. Ambassador: "Cooperation with NATO serves national interests of Azerbaijan"

04 December 2006 [21:11] - TODAY.AZ
It will help Azerbaijan to become modern, democratic and market economy-oriented country, which closely cooperates with Euratlantic structures, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Anne Derse said in a meeting with members of the Euratlantic Center in Baku.

On the Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation, the diplomat said that relationship with the North-Atlantic alliance would strengthen Azerbaijan's security. She said that if Azerbaijan will join NATO in the future it will boost Azerbaijan's security and democratic development, and, in its turn, it will strengthen the regional security and help to enhance Azerbaijan’s role as the democratic leader in the region and international partner.

As to the clause in the NATO Riga summit declaration, which supports Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and sovereignty, Anne Derse said that the fact that this issue was for the first time indicated in the documents of the North Atlantic alliance is very important. AzerTAg


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