Azerbaijan, Baku, May 11 /Trend, A.Huseynbala/
The Azerbaijani Parliament in the third reading adopted the bill on Azerbaijan's participation in peacekeeping operations.
"This law determines the principles, forms and rules for Azerbaijan's participation in peacekeeping operations on prevention, regulation and solution of local and regional conflicts," member of the parliamentary committee on security and defence MP
Siyavush Novruzov said on May 11.
According to him, the provisions of this law shall be introduced regardless of Azerbaijan's participation in peacekeeping operations to address local and regional conflicts on its territory, including its participation in operations outside its territory, said Novruzov.
"Azerbaijan may participate in peacekeeping operations by not sending its armed forces, military and civilian personnel, by sending food, medicine, communication and transport means, including humanitarian assistance and other logistical resources," said the committee member.
45 Azerbaijani peacemakers served in the International Security Assistance Force. They carried out patrols in Kabul. In October Parliament decided to double the number of peacemakers and bring their number up to 90. However, in connection with the political situation after Kosovo's separation from Serbia unilaterally, and its declaring independence, the Parliament of Azerbaijan made a decision to recall 34 Azerbaijani peacekeepers serving in Kosovo. The service period of 150 military people of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in the multinational force in Iraq ended.