Azerbaijan`s President Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter to the participants of the 13th Co-ordination Council for Plants Quarantine of CIS Member States. The Head of the Azerbaijani state pointed out that the international organization, including FAO and the Plants Quarantine & Protection Organization of the Mediterranean and European Countries rendered their assistance to Azerbaijan in the phyto-sanitation development in the Country, Trend reports.
Mr. Aliyev added that Azerbaijan joined the International Convention for Plants Protection which was adopted in Rome in 1951, as well as the agreement On Co-operation in the Sphere of Plants Quarantine which was adopted by Prime Ministers of CIS Member States Council in Moscow in 1992.
He noted that Azerbaijan has signed agreements relating to co-operation of plants quarantine and protection with such countries as Iran, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Romania, and Ukraine., A number of projects relating to phyto-sanitation have been implemented in the country, as well as the legal base has been founded, and up-to-date equipment has been bought with the technical and financial support of international organizations.
The Azerbaijan President is sure that the Conference will further develop traditional ties regarding plants quarantine and protection, expanding of export and import operations and experience exchange in the field of science and engineering.