I cordially greet you and other representatives of the company and guests participating at this meeting and I express my satisfaction with the status of relationships between Azerbaijan and US companies.
I consider my first official visit to the United States upon the invitation of President Bill Clinton as an historical fact and I declare that meetings, negotiations that I hold at White House and documents that I signed with President Bill Clinton pave a new era of US-Azerbaijan cooperation. I am very pleased and satisfied with these meetings.
Stressing the fact that Baku and Houston are twin-cities, I feel a great pleasure of my being in State of Texas. I am very pleased with the fact that “Baker Hughes” Company displayed interest in Azerbaijan and Mr.Luckins, the president of this company participates at this meeting, I would like to stress that we attach a special importance to expand the scope of our relationship.
Mr. White, I would like to thank you for your kind words you said about the firm stability established in Azerbaijan in the result of measures undertaken in our republic and your support to the solution of problems we are facing with, especially your contribution to the peaceful settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and abrogation of the amendment to the 907th Section of the “Freedom Support Act”.