"A country like Azerbaijan is so important for this region, the US and the stability in this area," U.S. congressman Dan Burton, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan, told reporters in Baku on Tuesday.
"I had a great visit to Azerbaijan," he stressed.
He noted that he had an opportunity to meet with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
He said he discussed the U.S.-Azerbaijan relations, issues dealing with Iran and general regional issues with the Azerbaijani president.
The friendship between Azerbaijan and the US is extremely important, Burton stressed.
"We consider Azerbaijan to be great friend and ally and we will be trying to do our best work with Azerbaijan in the future on issues of mutual concern," the U.S. congressman concluded.