Implementation of NATO Plan for Individual Partnership with Azerbaijan Appraised at a High Level in Brussels
Azerbaijan, Baku, Trend , corr. E. Husseynov/ Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister, has discussed issues connected with the implementation of the NATO Plan for Individual Partnership with Azerbaijan in Brussels today, say the Press-Service of the Foreign Office of the Country.
The meeting was held with the participation of an Azerbaijan representative delegated to the NATO Council. The Azerbaijani Minister told about Azerbaijan implementing the aforementioned Programme, as well as the achievements Azerbaijan could reach. Touching upon the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during his speech, Mr. Mammadyarov said that the issue could be resolved only within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. In addition, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister replied to the questions NATO Member-States Ambassadors to the NATO Council were interested in.
Within the visit, the Azerbaijani party also had bilateral consultations with the NATO leadership. The parties viewed issues connected with the development of bilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO, the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, as well as the situation around the region as a whole.
Notably, the NATO Individual Partnership Programme (IPAP) was signed within the visit of Azerbaijan's President, Ilham Aliyev to Belgium in Brussels two years ago. In March 2007, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister said that the objective of his visit to Brussels was to "determine how right our actions are and where we go?".
"The cooperation with NATO is a great experience. We have acquired the NATO standards. These standards are of a great interest to us. Part of them has already been applied to our Army, therefore we shall view the whole spectrum of issues including political ones: how we should build our architecture of security in the region, and moreover, we should hear an opinion concerning this issue, which will be expressed by our partners," he said.