US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has congratulated Azerbaijan on Independence Day, Report informs referring to the press service of the US State Department.
“On behalf of the United States of America, I wish the people of Azerbaijan a happy Independence Day.
This year, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Azerbaijan. In the three decades since Azerbaijan’s independence from the Soviet Union, we have become strong partners in promoting European energy security, combatting transnational threats, and advancing bilateral trade and investment. We deeply value Azerbaijan’s contributions to the global fight against terrorism and illicit trade networks, as well as your support for Ukraine, particularly your humanitarian assistance,” reads the statement.
Blinken also noted that the US is proud to continue to expand relationship with Azerbaijan not only through strong economic linkages, but also through people-to-people ties: “Thousands of Azerbaijani and American citizens have worked and studied together and had the opportunity to innovate, collaborate, and learn from each other. We look forward to seeing thousands more follow in the years ahead.”