Azerbaijani Defence Minister to partake meeting of NATO/EAPC defence ministers
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
Azerbaijani Defence Minister Colonel-General Safar Abiyev will partake at the meeting of the NATO/Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) Council of defence ministers on June 11.
On June 12, Abiyev also will take part in a meeting of defense ministers of the allies that have contributed to peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan.
The cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO has been laid in the framework of the Partnership for Peace program on May 4, 1994. Azerbaijan was one of the OSCE 27 member states that was among the first to become participants in the program.
In April 1996, an official document of the program "Partnership for Peace" was signed to identify specific areas of collaboration. Currently, in accordance with the program, Azerbaijan has entrusted to it by some 50 partnership goals.
On August 3, 2005, the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree "on approval of the Action Plan for individual partnership of Azerbaijan with NATO."
The cooperation is carried out in the second phase of the "Action Plan for Individual Partnership of the Republic of Azerbaijan with NATO."
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