Richard Morningstar

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Azerbaijan

It is a great honor for me to meet the great leader of the Caspian region, President Heydar Aliyev. Heydar Aliyev made resolute decisions for the Caspian region during its turbulent times. Thus, Azerbaijan is a country that falls within the wide-ranging interests of the United States.

President Heydar Aliyev’s statesmanship skills have enabled the realization of various pipeline projects. Neither Baku-Novorossiysk nor Baku-Supsa would have been possible without the tough position of President Heydar Aliyev and the Azerbaijani people. The role of President Heydar Aliyev was key in our work on the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline.