Cooperation between NATO and Azerbaijan still remains within the Individual Partnership Actions Plan, Robert Simmons, NATO Secretary General`s Special Envoy to South Caucasus and Middle Asia Countries told during the today`s press-conference held in Baku, Trend reports
He reminded that two weeks ago, NATO Council adopted a decision on Georgia`s joining the intensifying dialogue that is a step to approaching of relations of the two parties. However, he added that Georgia`s joining NATO depends on the NATO member-states and the country-candidate's behavior.
Mr. Simmons added that in the cooperation process between Azerbaijan and NATO, the key factor is introduction of reforms envisaged by the Individual Partnership Actions Plan. It consists of 4 chapters covering the wide spectrum of different issues. The first chapter concerns general reforms and democratic processes. The second is the most important one. It envisages using different mechanisms aimed at building defense institutions and their bringing to the NATO standards. The third one concerns cooperation in the field of science, foundation of funds aimed at dismantling and cleaning military bases, and emergent civil planning. The last chapter is devoted to public relations and transparency in this field.