Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 9
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva, Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:
Azerbaijan and NATO steadily develop and strengthen cooperation, William Lahue, head of NATO Liaison Office to South Caucasus, told Trend Dec. 9.
Lahue noted that NATO and Azerbaijan will continue work within the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) in 2017.
Azerbaijan cooperates with NATO in this format for many years, said the NATO official, adding that the country continues to support NATO operations in Afghanistan, cooperate with the Alliance in various formats, including the bilateral format.
Azerbaijan and NATO cooperate within the Partnership for Peace program. Earlier, the NATO adopted a document of the fourth stage of the Individual Action Plan within the partnership for 2015-2016.
The meetings are held in Baku and Brussels to analyze the fulfillment of the 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.