On behalf of the United States of America, I wish the people of Azerbaijan a happy Republic Day.
We value our ongoing collaboration with Azerbaijan to advance our shared bilateral priorities. During our more than 31 years of bilateral relations, the United States has worked closely with Azerbaijan to build a durable partnership based on shared security interests, energy cooperation, and economic growth. These will continue to go hand-in-hand with a commitment to democratic development consistent with Azerbaijan’s constitution as well as respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. I reaffirm the United States’ support for Azerbaijan’s independence and sovereignty and look forward to deepening the U.S.-Azerbaijani relationship in the years to come. The United States also looks forward to continuing cooperation and engagement to help Azerbaijan and the region secure a sustainable peace. We are fully committed to supporting this goal, which will lead to a better future for all those in the South Caucasus.