Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 24 / Trend /
Azerbaijani Interior Minister, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov has today received a delegation led by head of the Turkish National Police Mehmet Kılıclar, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan.
The Minister stressed that Kılıclar's visit will serve further intensification of the cooperation between the Interior Ministries of both countries.
Ramil Usubov has also informed about the first years of Azerbaijan's independence and the crime situation in this difficult period. He added that all these problems were resolved under national leader Heydar Aliyev's guidance.
Ramil Usubov also said that the legal framework of the police, corresponding to the European standards was created in the country. It has received positive feedback from a number of reputable international organizations and experts.
The Minister noted that the study of international experience and cooperation are being carried out systematically. Thus, in recent years over 3,000 police officers of Azerbaijan have passed trainings and seminars in developed countries, including in Turkey, through the Council of Europe, OSCE and other international organizations.
Touching upon the problems, Ramil Usubov noted that Azerbaijan is constantly suffering from one of the main types of transnational crime - terrorism. He noted that the Armenian nationalists and terrorist groups have committed 32 terrorist attacks against Azerbaijanis.
At the same time, Usubov noted that the fight against such global problems as drug trafficking, human trafficking and illegal migration can not be conducted alone, and so joint efforts of countries are important.
Mehmet Kılıclar expressed his gratitude for the sincere and warm welcome and expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey.
He noted that the friendly and brotherly states always hold a single position and work together to fight the problems posing obstacles to building peace and stability. Kılıclar also added that they are interested in the development and expansion of relations between the police authorities in the future.