“Now, it is time to further revive the relations between Azerbaijan and NATO”, said Svante Cornell, research director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of Johns Hopkins University who jointed at the international conference called “Azerbaijan's contribution to peace and security in the Euro-Atlantic space" in the video-format organized by the Latvian Embassy in Azerbaijan as a NATO coordinator in Azerbaijan for 2021-2022 together with ADA University today, APA reports.
S. Cornell noted that Azerbaijan’s stability, stability, and predictability of foreign policy are important for the region: “Azerbaijan is the strongest country in the region in terms of military and economic potential. Azerbaijan has good relations with its neighbors, can play a mediator role between Russia and NATO. Azerbaijan has good relations with Turkey and Israel and Azerbaijan can also play a role in the rapprochement of relations between Turkey and Israel. Azerbaijan has also good relations with Turkey and Greece and these relations can be used to bring relations between the two countries closer. Azerbaijan’s relations with Turkmenistan are developing, Azerbaijan can be the West's way to Central Asia. Azerbaijan is an excellent partner for NATO, and there is potential for further expansion and deepening of relations. The reason for this good relationship is a balanced policy pursued Azerbaijan.”
He noted that Turkey's role in the region is also important against the background of the presence of Russian military contingent in Karabakh.”