Azerbaijan`s energy supply feeds a large part of the energy needed in
Europe, Turkey and Israel, said US Congressman Henry Cuellar, in the
House of Representatives.
“They celebrate a culture of diplomacy,
which they credit with surviving as a nation since humans began walking
the Earth. A population of mostly Muslims, Azeris have long welcomed
other faiths. They have a large Christian community, and a proud Jewish
community as well as dozens of ethnic minorities.
Even before the
United States gave women the right to vote, Azerbaijan gave women the
right to vote. Women serve in their legislature. As the father of
daughters, I wanted to see a Muslim country that was not the stereotype
of how Americans often see a Muslim nation.”
does offer a remarkably different look at how developing democracies in
the republics of the former Soviet Union can welcome people of all
faiths, and institute the organs of civil society. They are a model for
other developing democracies.
In the famous “Old City,” ancient
walls surround the old city of the 12th Century. This walk through
history, mind you, is in the midst of a modern capitol city–a bustling
city where infrastructure is constantly improving,” said Congressman