Historical background to the document "From the conversation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev with Henry Kissinger, the former USA Secretary of State (Presidential Palace, January 8, 1999)"

Heydar Aliyev`s first meeting with the prominent political figure Henry Kissinger took place in New York in 1995, the next meeting in Washington in 1997. Thus, a close relation was formed between the two well-known politicians of the 20th century.

At Heydar Aliyev`s invitation Henry Kissinger paid a visit to Baku in the January of 1999. Many issues, including the political and economic relations between the USA and Azerbaijan, the peaceful solution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, the anti-Azerbaijan Section 907 adopted by the US Congress, the ways of its repeal, the situation in the Caucasus, were discussed by them.

“90 Instants of the Great leader”, Heydar Aliyev Heritage research center, “Sharq-Qarb”, Baku-2013, p.139