Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 April / corr Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / Azerbaijan has no intention of applying to NATO for membership.
"The current level of cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO satisfies both parties," Ziyafat Asgarov, the Azerbaijani first vice speaker and the head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO, said in talks with journalists on 7 April.
The NATO summit held last week in Bucharest discussed the membership of Ukraine and Georgia in the alliance. Despite US efforts taken to hinder the membership of Ukraine and Georgia in NATO, Russia and some European countries supported Ukraine and Georgia.
The basis of cooperation between Azerbaijan, which has Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in its territory, and NATO was laid through signing the Partnership for Peace programme on 4 May 1994. In April 1996 the parties signed an official document defining concrete directions of interaction within the framework of the program. At present Azerbaijan is fulfilling 50 partner tasks have been implemented in line with the PfP.
In August 2005 the Azerbaijani President signed a decree to confirm the Action Plan on Individual Plans with NATO. Currently the cooperation is carried out within the framework of the second stage of the Action Plan on Individual Partnership between Azerbaijan and NATO.
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