Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs James C. O’Brien had a positive and constructive meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev during his visit to Baku on December 6.  The two discussed our countries’ deep historical ties and the importance of the bilateral relationship.  Assistant Secretary O’Brien told President Aliyev the United States would welcome the upcoming visits of the Azerbaijani Central Bank Governor and Energy Minister to Washington, and that Secretary Blinken looks forward to hosting Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Washington soon for the next round of peace negotiations.

U.S. Department of State

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