Charles B. Curtis

Former Deputy Secretary of Energy of the United States

Heydar Aliyev’s decision on the route of the pipelines is of great importance not only for Azerbaijan but also for protecting the independence of many other states in the region. Therefore, I express my gratitude to the President of Azerbaijan.

President Heydar Aliyev’s policies in the political and economic spheres of the country have increased confidence in Azerbaijan. I would like to emphasize once again that the policy you have pursued is a convincing step that confirms your credible leadership in the region. I am deeply convinced that if President Heydar Aliyev believes in the implementation of this work in Azerbaijan, a successful result will definitely be achieved.

Mr. President, you are doing everything possible to ensure a bright future for your people. Even though we are in Washington, we have been investigating all the events occurred here over the last period, and we concluded that great success has been achieved in Azerbaijan and the entire region.

President Heydar Aliyev is a political figure who bears the burden of leadership not only in Azerbaijan but in the entire region.