Azerbaijan is an important and friendly country for the United States, David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), told reporters in Baku Jan. 30.

Harris said he has come to Baku with an eight-person delegation.

“We came with members of the new administration. We hope that it will open a new chapter in relations between Azerbaijan and the US,” he said. “In addition, our visit took place after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Azerbaijan. We appreciate Israel-Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan-US relations and deem these relations important.”

Referring to his meeting with President Ilham Aliyev, Harris noted that during the talks, US-Azerbaijan and Israel-Azerbaijan ties, regional issues, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and relations with Russia and Iran were discussed.