Azerbaijan, Texas state discuss coop prospects

14 December 2012 14:08 (UTC+04:00)

Deputy Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament and chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Ecology Valeh Alasgarov has met Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs to discuss prospects for development of relations between Azerbaijan and Texas State, AzerTac state news agency reported.
Alasgarov said that the Azerbaijan-US relations had moved into level of strategic partnership.
"The trade turnover between the two countries has reached $1.8 billion. Azerbaijan has relations with different US states. We hope that the cooperation with Texas will beneficial for both sides," he said.
Alasgarov expressed his confidence that the partnership between legislative bodies would contribute to expanding bilateral relations.
Alasgarov said that the occupation of 20% of Azerbaijani territories by Armenians was a real danger for the regional security.
The sides stressed the importance of reciprocal visits.
The meeting also featured discussions on the interparliamentary relations.