WSP assists leaders of Asian states in meeting with
U.S. administration for good fee
25.07.2008 16:07 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Worldwide Strategic Partners consulting corporation
founded by well-known U.S. lobbyist Stephen Payne assists leaders of
Asian states in meeting with the U.S. administration for good fee, The
Sunday Times reports.
`Houston-based Worldwide Strategic Partners Inc. arranged for the
president of Azerbaijan to visit the United States and meet with
President Bush … (and) arranged a private phone call between the
vice president of the United States and the president of
Azerbaijan. It also states that he "developed" and placed a series of
op-ed pieces written by influential U.S. officials to boost positive
U.S. public perception about Azerbaijan," the report says.
WSP also `worked’ with members of the Helsinki Committee to smooth the
wording in the American press regarding the outcomes of the 2006
presidential election in Azerbaijan and helped a media campaign to
discredit the Azeri opposition.
A series of editorials and comments by famous U.S. politicians was
published to create a positive image of Azerbaijan.