Azeri, US presidents note importance of expanding partnership

Turan news agency, Baku
28 Apr 06

Washington, 28 April: Energy and regional security, the
Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and problems of democratization were in
the centre of attention at today's meeting between the US and
Azerbaijani presidents in Washington, the two heads of state said at a
news conference in the courtyard of the White House after the
negotiations.

[Azerbaijani President] Ilham Aliyev said that he and George Bush
discussed "all important issues", a special correspondent of Turan
reports. The sides expressed a mutual opinion about the need to expand
and strengthen strategic partnership between the two countries, he
pointed out.

For his part, George Bush confirmed that they also touched on the
Iranian issue, but he did not disclose details. He stressed that the
two heads of state think it important to expand and strengthen
democracy in the region.