The fundamental objective of U. Encouraging Turkey to do so is important not only from the U. And then, of course, energy and overall economic issues. Well, I am not a career Foreign Service officer. Yes, well of course they are very different issues. I really appreciate your time.
Richard L. Morningstar (1945–)
We believe this is indeed the case, and are convinced the parties can work out the commercial issues. Who Is John Rakolta, Jr.? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Geopolitically, the purpose of the pipeline was to cut Russia and Iran out of the loop on Caspian Sea oil. How do you feel that America is represented abroad, and are there any elements of American foreign policy that you would wish to change? After all, enhancing commercial opportunities for U. That being said, the starting point of our own deliberations is that Baku-Ceyhan, like any of these pipelines, must be commercially viable.
Ambassador Richard Morningstar
Archived from the original on April 24, It can become a major influence in the region as a result of its economic goals. Do you think this is something to be concerned about or do you think the Iranian influence is weak in Azerbaijan? We believe this process is now underway, and welcome the AIOC's announcement last Friday that negotiations geared toward resolution of commercial issues are intensifying.
Description: All of these objectives are important in their own right. It can become a major influence in the region as a result of its economic goals. Morningstar born is the former United States Ambassador to Azerbaijan. Turkey can play a stabilizing role in the volatile regions of the Caucasus and Central Asia.