On Monday Kamaladdin Heydarov, the Azerbaijani Emergency Minister, has received the delegation led by Robert Simons, the special representative of the NATO Secretary General on the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The sides discussed significance of the expansion of the Azerbaijan-NATO relations, Trend reports.
Heydarov presented information on forming of the Ministry in the level up to modern requirements. He stressed solution of the issues related to protection of the population had great importance, while disasters, man-caused accidents and their consequences increased. The Minister noted that the work of newly-established body would yield results soon and the Ministry would fully set to the activities after approval of the regulations.
Simons said NATO set wide cooperation with Azerbaijan in some fields and expressed hope for the further development of the process. Touching upon the significance of the newly-established Emergency Ministry, he stated the step would have impact on the expansion of the cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO in some spheres. The giuest mentioned that NATO had work experience in planning and implementation of civil programs. According to Simons, opinions and proposals by Azerbaijan in this sphere can enrich purposes of NATO.