AzerTag, Azerbaijan
Nov. 4, 2004

[November 04, 2004, 20:59:24]

The press center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Azerbaijan
Republic has made a statement in connection with the presidential
elections carried out in the USA, AzerTAj reports. The Statement runs:

`As is known, Mr. President George Bush has won at the presidential
elections carried out on November 2 this year in the United States of

Last years, there was open a new stage of relations between the USA and
Azerbaijan. After waiver of the notorious 907 Section, the USA began to
assist Azerbaijan due to which in our country various projects have
been carried out. Currently, with direct participation and political
support of the USA, the oil recovery on the Caspian and construction of
such large oil pipeline, as to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan continues. After
the known events on September 11, 2001, Azerbaijan as the close partner
of the United States of America takes part in combat against terrorism.

The Republic of Azerbaijan hopes that the pursued policy will continue
and after the presidential elections carried out in the USA, that due
to efforts of Administration of the USA, will be strengthened the
successes achieved within the framework of the American-Azerbaijan
relations, and the strategic partnership will rise on a new level.

The Republic of Azerbaijan also wishes to be confident that the USA
will make further active the efforts in the field of elimination of
problems, establishment of peace and safety in region of the South
Caucasus, and first of all, in the cause of peace settlement of the
Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict'.