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Azerbaijani national security minister receives Dutch general intelligence and security service director general

Politics Materials 3 February 2010 20:41 (UTC +04:00)
Minister of National Security of Azerbaijan, Lieutenant-General Eldar Mahmudov received Director General of the General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands Gerard Bowman, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan, Ministry's public relations department said.
Azerbaijani national security minister receives Dutch general intelligence and security service director general

Azerbaijan, Baku, February 3 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/

Minister of National Security of Azerbaijan, Lieutenant-General Eldar Mahmudov received Director General of the General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands Gerard Bowman, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan, Ministry's public relations department said.

The National Security Minister Mahmud described Director General of the General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands Bowman's first visit to Azerbaijan as a step to further promote cooperation between the relevant agencies of both countries.

The meeting focused on the work carried out by the sides in combating transnational organized criminality and terrorism that is an urgent problem today, as well as drug trafficking, migration, and issues arising from this. It was noted the significance of studying the practice of both countries in the field of energy security, as well as the need to increase information exchange and exchange of experts in all these fields between the special services of Azerbaijan and the Netherlands.

The Minister provided details about the problems of security, operational environment and influencing factors, in particular about the measures taken by Azerbaijan in the field of combating international terrorism, as well as the severe consequences resulted from the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the territories left without supervision as a result of the conflict.

Gerard Bowman expressed his gratitude for the hospitality and detailed information, as well as his satisfaction with the results of negotiations on issues being urgent for the security of both countries, as well as the development of relations between the relevant agencies. The guest expressed belief that the dialogue and exchange of information would be productive to further strengthen ties between the two countries.

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