Baku, Azerbaijan, March 25
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Azerbaijan has worked out and submitted to NATO the draft law on the fourth stage of the IPAP (Individual Partnership Action Plan with NATO) program which covers the period from 2014 to 2015, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend on March 25.
Under the IPAP and the Planning and Review Process, Baku and Brussels host meetings with NATO's international headquarters on analyzing the fulfillment of the tasks and measures of partnership within 28+1 format.
Some 28 of the 42 tasks undertaken by Azerbaijan under the Planning and Review Process are related to the Armed Forces. Some 18 of these tasks are related to general troops, five to land-forces, one to the navy and four to the air forces.
Peacekeeping companies including a platoon for search and rescue operations, medical platoon, engineer-sapper platoon and a helicopter group was detached for participating in peacekeeping operations under the Planning and Review Process document.
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has successfully implemented the first three stages of IPAP, covering 2005-2007, 2008-2010 and 2011-2013. A military doctrine was adopted in 2010 and Strategy for Maritime Security was adopted in 2013 in accordance to the obligations under IPAP.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.