Azerbaijan - International cooperation
Azerbaijan was admitted to the UN on 2 March 1992. The country is also a member of the Black Sea Cooperation Group (BSEC), Council of Europe, USCE, EBRD, Economic Cooperation Organization (Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, the Central Asian states, and Afghanistan), IMF, Organization of the Islamic States, and UNCTAD. The country is also a member of the CIS and has observer status in the WTO. Foreign relations with Azerbaijan are dictated by the country's continued sovereignty over Nagorno-Karabakh, which would like to become part of Armenia. The United States recognized Azerbaijan's sovereignty on 25 December 1991, and the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1992.