Envoy: Azerbaijan-NATO relations develop in positive direction
Azerbaijan , Baku, July 4 / Trend/
Azerbaijan 's relations with NATO are developing positively, Azerbaijan's Permanent Representative to NATO Khazar Ibrahim said on Monday.
Azerbaijan is not an ordinary partner of NATO, as it was throughout the 1990s. The country already works closely with the alliance, he said.
"Azerbaijan performs a major peacekeeping activity in Afghanistan and is one of the main transit countries for peacekeeping operations in the country," Ibrahim said. "Azerbaijan also conducts training for representatives of Afghanistan's infrastructure and assists the country in various spheres."
Ibrahim said Azerbaijan is among the countries making considerable contributions to peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan.
Azerbaijan 's entry in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Ibrahim said, would not affect Baku's cooperation with the Alliance.
The NAM is an international organization uniting 118 world countries on the principles of non-participation in military blocs. The NAM was officially established by 25 countries at the Belgrade conference in September 1961.
The organization includes the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as 15 observer countries, which include Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Croatia and Montenegro.