Azerbaijan, Baku, November 16 / Trend /'
Gen.-Colonel Ramil Usubov, the Interior Minister of Azerbaijan, on Wednesday received Inayatullah Kakari, Pakistan's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Azerbaijan, the Interior Ministry's Press Service reported.
As noted at the meeting, Azerbaijan faced hardships, problems in first years after it regained its independence; the country's territorial integrity was broken as a result of the Armenian aggression. Thus, it was essential for statesman Heydar Aliyev to return to power upon insistent demand of the nation, and the reforms carried out under his guidance in all spheres of public life, including the law enforcement system were important.
The Interior Ministries of the two friendly countries started establishing bilateral links in 2002, the participants of the meeting said.
As a result, there were developed two documents envisioning struggle with criminality: "On Cooperation in the Field of Combating International Terrorism and Organized Criminality between the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Government of the Pakistani Republic", and "On Cooperation in the Field of Combating Illegal Turnover of Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Their Precursors between the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Government of the Pakistani Republic". Both agreements were signed in 2004 at the sidelines of Pakistani President's official visit to Azerbaijan. The law enforcers of Azerbaijan and Pakistan also cooperate under the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
Ramil Usubov stressed the importance of expansion of cooperation in the field of combating multinational organized criminality.
The Pakistani Ambassador noticed high level of political relations between the two states and added that in his diplomatic activity he will spare no effort to contribute to further development of cooperation in all fields, including law enforcement between the two countries.
A series of matters of mutual interest were also examined at the meeting.