FM: Stagnation in Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 24 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
Cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO has stagnated, Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov told the media today.
"By taking a narrow political and biased position, several NATO members have delayed approving the third stage of the Individual Action Plan for Cooperation signed between NATO and Azerbaijan," he said. "The situation binds us."
If the plan is not approved, the teamwork is delayed adding that the matter has been delayed for several months and Azerbaijan is concerned about this.
NATO's cooperation with the South Caucasian countries - Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia is based on the programmes: Partnership for Peace, Individual plan of activity on cooperation and Planning and Analysis.
These documents define the goals and objectives of the Alliance to render consultative aid to partner countries in the reforms made in the sphere of defence, security and military policy.