From Joseph R. Biden, the President of the United States of America

From Joseph R. Biden, the President of the United States of America

31 may 2023 0000

I send my best wishes to you and the people of Azerbaijan as you gather for the International Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition in Baku. For more than three decades, Azerbaijan and the United States have built a solid partnership-from countering transnational threats to promoting inclusive economic growth.

This event underscores our countries' shared commitment to a secure and clean energy future. Azerbaijan has played a central role in this effort. From developing the Middle Corridor­ including the Southern Gas Corridor-to helping increase energy diversification that bolsters energy resilience, Azerbaijan is helping meet a global need for secure energy supplies.

I am encouraged by Azerbaijan's efforts to achieve global climate goals, including launching initiatives to increase renewable energy development and strengthen energy efficiency.

The United States will stand with Azerbaijan as you implement these measures, as well as undertake reforms that will promote rule of law and advance opportunities for the Azerbaijani people. In addition, we will continue to support a sustainable and just peace in the region­ which will help promote security and prosperity across the South Caucasus for generations to come.

I look forward to our continued cooperation in the years ahead.

Sincerely,

Joseph R. Biden

President of the United States of America


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