Azerbaijani FM to attend ministerial meeting of ISAF partner-countries
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 3
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will attend the ministerial meeting of the ISAF partner-countries, to be held in Brussels on December 4, the Azerbaijani foreign ministry reported today.
During the meeting, Mammadyarov will deliver speech and hold bilateral meetings.
While showing solidarity with Afghan people and the international community, Azerbaijan joined the International Security Assistance Force (İSAF) operation.
The country doubled the number of its servicemen in 2009. Currently, some 90 Azerbaijani servicemen are serving in İSAF.
Azerbaijan decided to expand its activity in Afghanistan's non-military areas. Real cooperation began from Afghan specialists' training in mine clearing. The preparatory operations on Azerbaijani military doctors' activity in Afghan hospitals, Afghan people's education at the medical university, the participation of medical personnel in Azerbaijan's educational courses and Afghan military personnel's participation in educational courses at the military academy and other military schools, as well as Afghan students' education in Azerbaijan are underway.