Azerbaijan, Russia discuss cooperation
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 18 / Trend /
Azerbaijani Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov met with Russian Federal Penitentiary Service Director Alexander Reimer today. His visit aimed to develop relations between the Azerbaijani and Russian prison services, the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry told Trend.
The sides exchanged their views on cooperation, the extradition of convicted Azerbaijani citizens to the country and training professional personnel for the penitentiary service.
Mammadov said Azerbaijan-Russia relations stand at a high level. He noted the importance of mutual visits for the two countries' leaders, a well-developed legal framework between the two countries and prospects for further developing ties.
Mammadov spoke about the effective protection of human rights in the country, expanding inmates' rights and privileges, improving their conditions and medical services, and advancing activities on prison infrastructure modernization. He said the international community is increasely interested in Azerbaijan's achievements in the fight against tuberculosis in correctional facilities and the country's experience has been used in a number of countries.
Reimer said Russia attaches special importance to expanding comprehensive relations with Azerbaijan, including in the legal field.
He also familiarized himself with the Heydar Aliyev Museum and Museum of the History of Justice at the ministry.