Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 18, 2012


QUESTION: Will any meetings be held at the State Department this week with officials from Azerbaijan? If so, will the meetings discuss Afghanistan?

ANSWER: The U.S. Department of State will welcome the Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov of Azerbaijan and his delegation for the third meeting of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Economic Partnership Commission (EPC) on April 18, 2012, in Washington. Participating U.S. Government agencies will include the Departments of State, Energy, and Treasury; Office of the United States Trade Representative; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Export-Import Bank of the United States; and United States Trade and Development Agency.

One of the issues that will be discussed is how the international community can best support Afghanistan.



PRN: 2012/597