President of the Republic of Azerbaijan IlhamAliyev has met with Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DCNS Hervé Guillou in Paris. The sides hailed cooperation between Azerbaijan and DCNS, which started in 2004. The implementation of a number of projects to build vessels of various designs and purposes was emphasized at the meeting. Good prospects for cooperation with Baku shipyard were highlighted. Azerbaijani president has also met with Chairman and CEO of CIFAL Group Gilles Remy in Paris.
The Democratic National Committee will meet in Atlanta, Georgia, to choose the new chairman, practically the one who will be the front runner for the next presidential elections. The need to choose a new leader has emerged from the unexpected defeat in the presidential election in November and especially from the obligation to reorganize the party ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, where Democrats hope to regain a majority in Congress following five years. The candidates are many, but the most probable are former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a favorite of former Obama administration officials, Deputy Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim elected to the Congress, and the two leaders of the more liberal area of the party,Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. If none of the candidates obtain a majority of 447 votes will go to a second round in which the candidate with fewer votes will eliminate.