Azerbaijan, Baku, August 9 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The Netherlands Minister of Justice paid a visit to Azerbaijan.
Today, a delegation headed by Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Ernst Hirsch Ballin met with Azerbaijani Minister of Justice Fikret Mammadov, the press service of the Ministry of Justice told Trend.
Noting the development of friendship and cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Netherlands, Mammadov said that the impetus for the development of relations in the legal sphere is the Memorandum of Understanding signed between judicial bodies of both countries in 2002. He said that there are great prospects for the intensification of relationships.
The guest was informed about the ongoing reforms in Azerbaijan in judicial and justice spheres.
The Minister of Justice said that he attaches great importance to comprehensive cooperation with Azerbaijan. He said that he witnessed the progress in Azerbaijan in terms of the global financial crisis.
Ballin praised the success and reforms in judicial and justice systems, including correctional service. He said that his visit will boost ties with Azerbaijan in the legal field. He also expressed readiness in supporting the expansion of this cooperation.
The agreement on joint activities in various fields of justice has been reached at a meeting. The views on the formation of administrative justice, activity of the Academy of Justice to organize training for judges and candidates for judges, including visits abroad to get education, cooperation with NGOs and reforms in the prison service, as well as other issues of mutual interest were exchanged.
Guests got DVD-discs with materials on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as special journals, reflecting contemporary activity in the field of justice and legal sphere between the two countries.
Netherlands minister of justice visited the new Baku detention facility, built in accordance with modern international standards to familiarize with the reforms in the penitentiary sphere.
During the visit, a number of official meetings will be held. The guest will be acquainted with the activity of the judicial bodies in the regions.