Azerbaijan, Ukraine ink co-op program on social policy (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Azad Hasanli – Trend:
Azerbaijan’s Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslumov and Ukrainian Minister of Social Policy Andriy Reva have signed a program of cooperation in social policy.
The document envisages implementation of the agreements reached earlier, Reva told Trend.
“We don’t think we need to sign anything new. It is necessary to focus on implementation of what we have already agreed on – social protection, pension provision, social insurance, employment, labor protection and other areas,” said the Ukrainian minister.
Azerbaijan’s Minister Muslumov added that to date, four agreements have already been signed by the two ministries.
The first agreement on cooperation in pension provision was signed in 1995, according to him.
“Two agreements were signed in 2000 - one on cooperation in the area of pension provision and private insurance of servicemen and members of their families and the other – on cooperation between the two ministries.”
In 2004, the sides signed another agreement which is on provision of social protection to Ukrainian citizens working in Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani citizens working in Ukraine, according to Muslumov.