Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Anakhanum Idayatova - Trend:
Azerbaijan is a valued partner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), said Douglas Lute, the US permanent representative to the NATO.
He made the remarks answering Trend's question during a telephonic press briefing.
"Azerbaijan's contribution as a NATO partner has been consistent," said Lute. "We appreciate Azerbaijan's participation in the coalition."
He also noted that NATO anticipates the participation of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in a meeting of the FMs of the countries participating in NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, to be held in Brussels May 20.
In recent years, Azerbaijan has been actively involved in peacekeeping missions, including in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation is realized as part of the 'Partnership for Peace' program.
Earlier, NATO adopted a document on the fourth stage of the Individual Partnership Action Plan for 2015-2016.
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