Azerbaijan satisfied with NATO clear position towards its territorial integrity: FM
Belgium, Brussels, July 15 / Trend , T.Mahmoud/
Azerbaijan expressed today its satisfaction with NATO and its member states for their clear and firm support to its territorial integrity as it was indicated in the final document of the last NATO Summit in Strasbourg (France) and Kehl (Germany), Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told Trend Today.
I delivered to the ambassadors of NATO the position of Azerbaijan to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict before the Moscow Talks between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the minister said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost all of Nagorno-Karabakh except for Shusha and Khojali in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian armed forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and 7 districts surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh.
The annual meeting NATO-Azerbaijan in the framework of the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP), which took place this morning in Brussels on the level of The Foreign Ministry and the Law Enforcement Agencies of Azerbaijan and the North Atlantic Council on the Ambassadors level, focused on the regional cooperation between the two sides in the fields of energy security, Afghanistan and ISAF.
NATO is interested in exploring the ways to deepen the cooperation with Azerbaijan in the Interoperability within the IPAP, he added.
"We discussed also different ideas regarding the support to Afghani Government on military to military basis as well as on the civilian component. Azerbaijan is offering training courses for the young Afghani diplomats in the Diplomatic Academy in Baku, studies for the Afghani doctors in the Medical Academy for the Ministry of Defense and educational assistance for the border guards," Mammadyarov concluded.
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