The delegation, headed by Elnur Mammadov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, made a working visit to the United States.
AZERTAC reports that on May 18 the delegation met with US Senate members Tom Cotton and Ben Cardin, as well as House members Jack Bergman, Chuck Fleishman, Mike Ezell, and Robert Aderholt.
During the meetings, the American side was briefed on US-Azerbaijan bilateral relations, regional processes, and peace talks with Armenia.
Congressmen were also briefed on ongoing mine hazards and reconstruction and restoration work in the post-conflict period.
The meetings noted that the unreliable and unverified information regarding the Lachin border post presented to Congressmen by Armenian fundamentalist organizations operating in the United States, and the unilateral and unconstitutional resolution presented by US Congressmen in this context, are both damaging to relations. countries and for the ongoing peace talks.
During the meetings, views were exchanged on other issues of common interest.
On the same day, the delegation visited the American-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce and met with Azerbaijani community activists living in the District of Columbia and surrounding states.
The day before, on 21 May, the deputy minister and the delegation participated in the raising of the Azerbaijani flag in New York and made a speech there.
As part of the visit, the delegation met with Edward Mermelstein, chairman of the New York City Council Committee on Foreign Relations.
The Deputy Minister also held a meeting with the local Azerbaijani community in New York.
The delegation’s visit to the US will continue till May 24 and meetings with other officials are scheduled.