Turkish diplomat: adoption of Azerbaijan's military doctrine crucial to NATO standards
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 16 / Trend , J. Babayeva/
Azerbaijan's adoption of the military doctrine will contribute to aligning armed forces with NATO standards to a great degree, Turkey's ambassador to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kilij said at conference "Contribution of Reforms in Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces to Euro-Atlantic Integration" in Baku.
"Azerbaijani army and law enforcement agencies need to be more effective and professional. Control over army by a civil body envisaged by the Individual Partnership Action Plan which aims to enhance Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation enables to increase army's effectiveness," ambassador said.
Azerbaijan has designed Military Doctrine. The doctrine will not be discussed at parliament's autumn session as it was expected.
He said Turkey supports Azerbaijan's democratization and integration with the Euro-Atlantic area. "The key element of this political choice is democratization. The work Azerbaijan did in this regard is praiseworthy," Kilij said.
Azerbaijan launched cooperation with NATO in 1994. Currently, cooperation is carried out as a part of the second stage of the action plan.
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