US VICE PRESIDENT TO DISCUSS ENERGY ISSUES AND WAR ON TERROR IN BAKU

Today.Az
http://www.today.az/news/politics/4 7323.html
Sept 1 2008
Azerbaijan

One of the main issues to be discussed during the meetings of US vice
president Dick Cheney in Baku will become energy issues.

Novosti-Azerbaijan reports with reference to White House that Cheney's
visit to Azerbaijan will be held on September 3 in the framework of
his trip to the South Caucasus region, which will start on September 2.

It is noted that the United States want to help Azerbaijan develop
its energy reserves and ensure their safe supply to the market which
responds to the mutual interests of not only the United States but
also all of the European countries.

"Azerbaijan offers great opportunities for development and supply
of additional energy sources both from the Caspian region as well as
Central Asia to the international markets", says the statement.

In the framework of the visit, the sides will also discuss the
peaceful resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno
Karabakh conflict, US support of efforts for strengthening democracy
and supremacy of law in Azerbaijan, preparing to hold presidential
elections.

Presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on October 15 of
this year.

Cheney will also discuss the recent events in Georgia and issues of
war on terror in Baku.

"Azerbaijan is an important partner not only in the framework of
cooperation in combat with terrorism. Azerbaijan's peacekeeping forces
are deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US vice president will
express gratitude to Azerbaijan for this help", says the statement.