Answers of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev to the questions of the journalists at Bina airport after returning from the official visit paid to the USA - August 8, 1997

In the early hours of August 8, President Aliyev arrived in Baku after his official visit to the U.S. He answered reporters' questions at Bina Airport in Baku.

QUESTION: Mr. President, how do you appreciate the results of your visit?

ANSWER: Very highly. It was very successful visit. I am pleased everything that passed very well. We have achieved great positive changes and achievements in the Azerbaijani-American relations, there are opportunities to expand and deepen our cooperation.

QUESTION: Will the results of the visit influence the solution of the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict?

ANSWER: Undoubtedly. You will read it in the joint USA-Azerbaijani state­ment signed by President Clinton and me. The issue of a peaceful solution of the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict, the Mountainous-Garabagh conflict occupies a worthy place in it.

The document was taken from the edition of “Together towards the New Century”