“NATO and its operations are very important for the establishment of peace in various points of the world. I especially note that Azerbaijan’s contribution to these efforts, NATO mission in Afghanistan is valuable and strategic,” said US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Lee Litzenberger, who participated in a video conference on "Azerbaijan's contribution to the peace and security of the Euro-Atlantic space" organized by the Latvian Embassy in Azerbaijan together with ADA University as NATO Coordinator for Azerbaijan for 2021-2022, APA reports.
He noted that the US expressed its gratitude to all partners, including Azerbaijan, friends, and allies for support and loyalty to the peace operations in Afghanistan: “The USA has not forgotten this support, and will not forget. I am impressed by the role played by Azerbaijan as a valuable and reliable partner of NATO. We already withdraw forces from Afganistan. Azerbaijani and Turkish military forces jointly ensured the security of Hamid Karzai International Airport. Allied forces supported to Afghanistan government and security forces by means of this airport. Therefore we understand the importance of security of this airport.”