Azerbaijan, Ukraine have big potential for co-op in social sphere (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Azad Hasanli – Trend:
Azerbaijan and Ukraine have big potential for cooperation in all directions of social policy, said Azerbaijani Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslumov.
Muslumov made the remarks during his meeting with Ukraine’s Minister of Social Policy Andrey Reva in Baku on Jan. 27.
The study of labor market, employment sphere, insurance and others are among the directions of social policy, where the two countries have big potential for cooperation, said the minister.
He added that Azerbaijan and Ukraine have a full legal base for cooperation in the sphere of social security that is based on four agreements.
“Ukraine is the only country that provides our citizens, who previously worked in this country, with pensions,” noted Muslumov adding that the Ukrainian side transfers these funds to Azerbaijan’s State Social Protection Fund, which, for its part, transfers them to pensioners’ accounts.
The minister emphasized that Ukraine is the only country, which fulfills its social obligations to other countries.
Currently, more than 500,000 Azerbaijanis live in Ukraine and among them there are people who hold high state positions, added Muslumov.