Matthew Bryza: Ilham Aliyev should have been invited to first nuclear summit
The fact that President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev had not been invited to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington in 2010 was due to sloppy work of the White House. This was stated in an interview for Vestnik Kavkaza by the well-known American diplomat, former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza.
"I can say that the US made a big mistake when they didn't invite President Ilham Aliyev to the first summit of nuclear security in 2010, despite the fact that the Presidents of Armenia and Georgia were invited. This diplomatic mistake was the result of careless work of the White House,'' he said.
Recall that President Barack Obama invited President Ilham Aliyev to attend the fourth summit on nuclear security in Washington. It was written the day before by the deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Relations Department Novruz Mammadov in his microblog on Twitter.