From Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America

29 May 2019, 13:00

His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Dear Mr President,

Please accept my best wishes as you celebrate the 26th anniversary of the International Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition.

Azerbaijan is more prosperous and connected to the global economy than at any time in its history. Oil and gas production from Azerbaijan continues to increase stability in world energy markets, including through the Southern Gas Corridor. Azerbaijan can play an even greater leadership role by partnering with other potential suppliers, such as Turkmenistan and countries in the Eastern Mediterranean. Now is the time to expand on your country’s success.

The United States supports your efforts to advance economic reforms that will attract foreign investment and spur innovation. The economic success of Azerbaijan will help bring stability to the entire region.

I look forward to continued cooperation in our shared efforts to build a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic South Caucasus.


Donald J. Trump