AZAL and U.S. discuss cooperation

 AZAL and U.S. discuss cooperation

U.S. delegation headed by Commander of the Transportation Command, General Stephen Lyons, arrived in Baku for a working visit, the press service of the Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) said.

During the visit, the guests got acquainted with the Baku Cargo Terminal located at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Terminal building's total area is 25,000 square meters, making it the biggest and most technically advanced cargo terminal in the CIS.

At the meeting with President of AZAL Jahangir Askerov, the parties expressed satisfaction with the strong partnership relations between the two countries in the field of aviation.

Jahangir Askerov noted the successful development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S. in the field of civil aviation. In particular, Boeing, being the largest U.S. Aerospace Corporation, is a strategic partner of AZAL. In addition, since June 2016, Open Skies Agreement has been in force between Azerbaijan and the U.S. through which operators have been provided with more affordable and efficient passenger and cargo air transportation services.

Lyons stressed that Azerbaijan is a reliable partner in all directions, including in the transport sector. According to him, Washington highly appreciates the contribution of Azerbaijan to cooperation in the field of security, including peace-support operations in Afghanistan.