Status of Azerbaijani Peacekeepers to be Determined

Politics Materials 12 February 2008 14:05 (UTC +04:00)
Status of Azerbaijani Peacekeepers to be Determined

Azerbaijan, Baku, 12 February /corr. Trend E.Huseynov / Parliament of Azerbaijan will discuss the law draft on the status of the Azerbaijani troops carrying out the peacekeeping mission abroad in the spring session.

"The law draft on the status of the Azerbaijani peacekeepers is currently being discussed at an expert level and will be considered in Parliament," the First Vice Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament, Ziyafet Askerov, briefed the media.

For several years, Azerbaijani peacekeepers have been carrying out a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo, but up to now, their status has not been regulated by law, said the Head of Azerbaijan Parliamentary Commission for National Security and Defence, Ziyafet Askerov.

The law draft will regulate the rights and tasks of the Azerbaijani peacekeepers, their status in implementing their mission under the flag of international organizations, material, technical and economic situations of the peacekeepers, Askerov added.

The First Vice Speaker of the Azerbaijan Parliament said that in addition, the law draft on civil responsibility is being devised, which contains additional items regarding the punishment of military staff.

In addition, the Commission intends to consider law drafts on fighting against money-laundering and financial terrorism. Further, the spring session of Azerbaijan Parliament will discuss the Military Doctrine of Azerbaijan.

"Currently the project of Doctrine is being considered by the experts. As yet the document has not been received by Parliamentary Commission," Askerov added.

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