Today.Az » Voice of Diaspora » Members of Azerbaijani-American community join JCRC congressional breakfast
15 April 2008 [14:39] - Today.Az
On April 13, 2008, leaders of Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) - Tomris Azeri, U.S. Azeris Network (USAN) - Adil Baguirov, Azerbaijani-American Council (AAC) - Javid Huseynov, and Caucasus Jewish community of New York- Yakov Abramov and Nobert Yevdayev, joined the Congressional breakfast organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of New York.
Speaking at the event, members of JCRC, Consul General of Israel in New York - Asaf Shariv, Congressmen Steve Israel (D-NY), and Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Congresswomen Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY), and Senator Ron Widen (D-OR) addressed the issues of security and peace in Middle East, the interests and policies of the United States and Israel vis-a-vis the global war on terrorism and regional threats. Event participants were specially greeted on behalf of Azerbaijani-American community.
During the event, Adil Baguirov and Javid Huseynov met with Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the chair of the Foreign Operations subcommittee of the U.S. Congress, and discussed the upcoming Appropriations Committee discussions on aid to Azerbaijan. They emphasized that Azerbaijan is the only secular Muslim country besides Turkey, enjoying broad security and economic relations with the United States and Israel, and it's therefore important for the U.S. to continue supporting this key regional ally to promote peace, security and religious tolerance in the region. Drs. Baguirov and Huseynov also informed Rep. Lowey about the vibrant Jewish community in Azerbaijan,living in peace alongside Azeris for many centuries.
Azerbaijani community representatives also met with Senator Ron Widen (D-OR) and talked about the U.S.-Azerbaijani cooperation and the activities of Azerbaijani-American community.