October 14, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Secuta during his speech at the Diplomatic Academy in Baku reminded the audience about the fate of the former ruler of Libya Muammar Gaddafi, reports Turan.
Recalling the history of relations between the U.S. and Azerbaijan, the Ambassador recalled the traditions of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, during which democratic norms and freedoms were provided.
Speaking about the current stage of bilateral relations, the Ambassador mentioned the issues of security, energy and infrastructure projects.
“At the same time, we consider important the development of democratic institutions, the rule of law and ensuring fundamental freedoms”, – he noted.
Stability is possible in that country where people feel that the government is accountable to the people, the diplomat said.
He then quoted President Barack Obama, who said that non-democratic countries demonstrate instability from time to time.
“At the heart of the current crisis in Libya is a 42-year rule of Qaddafi,” – said Sekuta, noting that the U.S. wants to see Azerbaijan a stable, prosperous and democratic state.