US to continue military co-op with Azerbaijan

Baku, May 17, AssA-Irada

Defense Minister Safar Abiyev, receiving US Ambassador to Azerbaijan
Reno Harnish and members of the Capstone group on Tuesday, stated
that peace won't be established in the South Caucasus unless the
Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Upper Garabagh is settled.

Ambassador Harnish said that this meeting once again shows that the
United States and Azerbaijan are strategic allies. He noted that during
his visit to Tbilisi, Georgia, US President George Bush said the US
will continue its military collaboration with Azerbaijan. Bush also
vowed to do his utmost to abolish Section 907 to the Freedom Support
Act, Harnish added.

Section 907 bans direct US assistance to Azerbaijan.*