US praises Azerbaijan’s important role in peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan
The international community is in need of countries like Azerbaijan, Commander of the US Transportation Command, Air Force General Darren McDew told reporters in Baku Dec. 17, APA reports.
He said Azerbaijan is a peaceful, secure and constantly developing country. He noted that it is his first visit to Azerbaijan and he thanked the Azerbaijani people for hospitality.
General McDew also noted that he is thankful for meeting Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, who is a great leader. The high-ranking US official also said that he discussed with President Aliyev as well as the defense minister the long-term interstate cooperation, and more importantly, what this cooperation would look like decades later.
He stressed that Azerbaijan is a country that is strategically important for the region. “During my visit to Afghanistan, the head of peacekeeping missions informed me about the important role Azerbaijan plays in peacekeeping operations in the country and asked me to thank the leadership of Azerbaijan for the contributions,” said Gen. McDew. “I think that security and stability will be preserved in the region and different countries of the world thanks to the contributions of Azerbaijan.”