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New date of NATO Special Representative's visit to Azerbaijan announced

Politics Materials 1 July 2011 00:45
NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia, James Appathurai, is visiting Azerbaijan on 5-6 July, NATO press-service told Trend.
New date of NATO Special Representative's visit to Azerbaijan announced

Azerbaijan , Baku, July 1 /Trend, E.Ostapenko/

NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia, James Appathurai, is visiting Azerbaijan on 5-6 July, NATO press-service told Trend.

He will meet with high-level representatives from Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Emergencies and other high-level officials working on IPAP-related issues, Alliance's press-service reported.

Azerbaijan has been cooperating with NATO within Individual Partnership Action Plan ( IPAP) since 2005.

Details of the programme of the visit is still being worked out.

It will be Appthurai's first visit to Azerbaijan in position of Special Representative. Former Spokesperson of the Alliance, he took the SR office in November 2010.

Appathurai's first visit to Azerbaijan in his new position was previously delayed twice.

Unforeseen disturbances in Libya and NATO's involvement in stabilization of the situation did not allow him to come to Baku in March. Then, his visit was postponed due to a sudden strike at Brussels airport on June, 9.

On 28 June Appathurai had discussions with the Armenian leadership in Yerevan. Last week he was on a visit to Tajikistan.

The Special Representative is intended to support working contacts with regional leaders to develop the objectives of NATO in the region by contributing to regional security and further promoting cooperative programs of NATO.

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