A Conversation with Ilham Aliyev [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Speaker: Ilham Aliyev
Presider: Brent Scowcroft

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has dismissed any suggestion that his country would participate with the United States in military action against neighboring Iran. But in a briefing at the Council on Foreign Relations Aliyev stressed his country’s anti-terror cooperation with Washington, including troop commitments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke ahead of his first meeting Friday with U.S. President George W. Bush.

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Azerbaijan: Accomplishments and Challenges

Speaker: Ilham Aliyev
Presider: Brent Snowcroft

In his first trip to the United States as head of state, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan will meet with President Bush, where they are expected to discuss a range of issues, including democracy promotion and cooperation in the Caucasus, as well as energy diversification.

Join President Aliyev on the day before this important meeting as he shares with Council members his insight into what he considers the most pressing concerns for Azerbaijan, the region, and ongoing relations with the United States.

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Reception
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Meeting

Please Note: You are welcome to bring a guest to this event.

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