Azerbaijan, NATO strategic partners – Romanian ambassador
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 2
By Anakhanum Khidayatova - Trend:
The relations between Azerbaijan and NATO are strategic, the head of the diplomatic mission Daniel Ciobanu said during a round table held in the Romanian embassy in Baku.
"Baku and NATO intend to expand the cooperation," he said.
He said that Azerbaijan is a reliable partner in the region and it is important from the point of view of Europe's energy security.
"Romania will continue supporting the expansion of NATO-Azerbaijan relations," the diplomat said, the embassy reported.
The diplomats and military attaches of the embassies of the NATO member-states attended the event. The roundtable participants exchanged views on the positive cooperation between NATO and Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan is an active partner of NATO in peacekeeping operations. The cooperation is carried out as part of the "Partnership for Peace" program.
Earlier this year, NATO has approved a document of the fourth stage of the Individual Partnership Action Plan for 2015-2016.
The meetings are held in Baku and Brussels to analyze the fulfillment of the activities and objectives of the partnership as part of this plan and the Planning and Review Process (PARP) together with the NATO International Staff.
Around 27 of 41 tasks of the partnership adopted by Azerbaijan within PARP refer to the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan. Some adopted objectives of the partnership have been fulfilled. The work is underway to fulfill other long-term objectives of the partnership.
According to the PARP document, there are a peacekeeping company, search and rescue, medical and helicopter groups to participate in NATO peacekeeping operations.
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