Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 18 / Trend /
The meeting of the Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) on implementation of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan was held on November 18, 2011.
2012 EITI Work plan, inclusion of social and customs payments to EITI reports, draft amendments to the Memorandum prepared by the Working Group and other issues on EITI implementation in Azerbaijan were discussed and appropriate decisions were made at the meeting.
EITI is a special multilateral and voluntary initiative, supported by a coalition of companies, governments, investors and civil society organizations and global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sector. Azerbaijan joined EITI in 2003. Azerbaijan is the first ever country to complete validation process and designated as EITI Compliant Country.
Azerbaijan was awarded the "2009 EITI Award" for its commitment to EITI principles and criteria and achievements in EITI Implementation.