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New US Ambassador to Leave for Azerbaijan After August 25
August 17, 2012
New US ambassador Richard L. Morningstar will leave for Azerbaijan after August 25, said on private event at USACC offices in Georgetown for the new United States ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard L. Morningstar.
The Ambassador touched upon the issues of energy security and cooperation in the Caspian Region, adding that the Southern Energy Corridor plays a vital role for Azerbaijan in terms of energy diversification. Ambassador also mentioned the importance of settling Nagorno Karabakh conflict for both countries.
Prior to his nomination as Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Richard L. Morningstar was the U.S. Secretary of State's Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy. Ambassador Morningstar was nominated the Ambassador to Azerbaijan by the President of the United States Barack Obama in April of this year.
Two dozen USACC members, US and Azerbaijani government representatives attended the event.