Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.1 / Trend, E. Mehdiyev /
Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan signed a youth policy cooperation agreement in Baku on Wednesday.
The agreement was signed from the Azerbaijani side by Youth and Sport Minister Azad Rahimov, and by Youth, Employment and Labor Minister Aliasbek Alymkulov on the Kyrgyz side.
Rahimov said the youth policy agreement will be particularly important to Azerbaijan.
Two programs have been developed in connection with the policy, the second of which encompasses all the priority issues related to the state's youth policy, he added.
"We have also recently established the Youth Foundation which we hope will play an important role in youth development. About 66 percent of Azerbaijan's population is composed of people under the age of 35. Young people are also a priority in Kyrgyzstan, and we intend to boost cooperation between our countries in this sphere," Rahimov said.
Alymkulov, in turn, stressed Azerbaijan's long history and culture and its experience in the sphere of youth policy.
"We would like to benefit from that experience and strengthen relations between our countries," he said.
A delegation led by Kyrgyz Minister Aliasbek Alymkulov visited Azerbaijan yesterday as part of the move to boost relations between the countries. The visit will last until Feb.3.