Minister: Azerbaijan, Lithuania should strengthen co-op on use of social data (Exclusive)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.9

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Azerbaijan and Lithuania should strengthen cooperation on use of social data, Minister of Social Security and Labor of Lithuania Linas Kukuraitis said in an exclusive interview with Trend.

Kukuraitis, who recently visited Baku, noted that during a meeting with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev, the sides pointed out the importance of strengthening cooperation and exchange of experience in using social data in different registers.

He pointed out that social data is needed for forming a fact-based policy.

“For example, if we want to make a decision in the sphere of employment, children rights protection, we usually make investment in a certain field. Social data helps to find out how the investments made in a certain sphere help to achieve the tasks set,” the minister explained.

Another sphere of partnership between Azerbaijan and Lithuania could be children rights protection, according to Kukuraitis.

“Lithuania has just carried out reforms in this sphere. We could have exchanges and share experience in this sphere. Work is never complete in social sphere. The society is changing and we must change our policies. We must always cooperate in the sphere of employment, since there will always be difficulties with employment of disabled people. We have started reforms in Lithuania in this field. I think it is important for Azerbaijan as well,” noted the Lithuanian minister.

Further, talking about the newly signed cooperation agreement between the labor ministries of Azerbaijan and Lithuania on social security and labor, he pointed out that it is a good platform for initiatives to start.

“I would like to say that we have had quite good partnership till the signing of this agreement as well. In general, we had exchanges of our experts, specialists. We had exchanges of ideas and knowledge on how to carry out reforms in the social sphere. It is also reflected in common twinning projects. Lithuania is taking part in nine twinning projects in Azerbaijan. We took part in the conference on the occasion of completion of one twinning project, which is related to the development of Azerbaijan’s state employment service. The signing of this agreement will even more strengthen our cooperation. It will also be a platform for all the future exchanges,” said Kukuraitis.

Talking about the details of the agreement, the minister said that it envisages concrete fixed spheres of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Lithuania in the future, including organizational issues.

“That is a good platform for initiatives to start,” he said.

Moreover, he hailed the effectiveness of the Center for Sustainable and Operational Social Security (DOST Center) in Azerbaijan.

“We visited DOST Center, uniting several institutions into one, which is very impressive. You have found a solution how to integrate different institutions and to make it confortable for people. This is an idea we can bring home,” added Kukuraitis.

Lithuanian delegation headed by Kukuraitis took part in the conference dedicated to the completion of the EU Twinning project funded by the EU in support of the state employment service in Azerbaijan on Oct.04.

A Cooperation Agreement was signed on Oct.3 in Baku between the Azerbaijani Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population and Lithuanian Ministry of Social Security and Labor as part of the meeting between Azerbaijani Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Sahil Babayev and head of the Lithuanian delegation, Lithuanian Minister of Social Security and Labor Linas Kukuraitis.

The Agreement envisages further cooperation in the field of social security and labor between the two countries.


Follow the author on Twitter: @Lyaman_Zeyn

Iran plans to increase nuclear energy over next twenty years – minister
Iran plans to increase nuclear energy over next twenty years – minister
Iran's president-elect Raisi talks government's future plans, JCPOA
Iran's president-elect Raisi talks government's future plans, JCPOA
Next stage of Iran's nuclear discussions may be the last stage – MFA
Next stage of Iran's nuclear discussions may be the last stage – MFA
Loading Bars
Saudi Arabia considers developing industrial zone in Oman
NIO cars arriving in Israel for Mobileye robotaxi trials
COVID-19 vaccination in Russia remains voluntary
Moderna hopes to deliver COVID vaccines to Germany faster
Wheat harvesting continues in villages of Azerbaijan's Tartar near liberated lands (PHOTO)
New ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan appointed
Saipa, Iran Khodro, Isfahan Refinery keep Tehran Stock Exchange's upward trend
Silk Way West Airlines to enter the global pharmaceutical logistics market with GDP certification
Georgia eyes to introduce mandatory unemployment insurance mechanism
Iranian oil minister talks about work done in oil, gas sectors
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price dips
Azerbaijan plays crucial role in connectivity of INSTC with Indian port - ambassador
Export value of Georgia's domestic beer down
Uzbekistan among top-10 countries of world in gold mining - Forbes
Azerbaijani president, first lady view conditions created at Gulustan Palace after renovation (PHOTO)
Certain cities, villages in Iran supplied with gas
Innovative technologies in Azerbaijan ensure transparency in rendering services - B.EST Solutions CEO
Several industrial investment projects to be commissioned in Kazakhstan's Shymkent
Azerbaijan holds working group meeting on clearing mines, unexploded ordnance in de-occupied lands (PHOTO)
Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova to discuss further cooperation with EU
Iran's exports grow in value, volume - Iran Customs Administration
Iran Customs Administration shares data on Iran’s imports
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for June 24
Iran discloses amount of foreign investment attracted in Markazi Province
Rising oil prices to help improve balance sheets in Gulf – Capital Economics
Kazakhstan boosts trade with Belarus despite COVID-19
Payoneer set for Nasdaq listing as SPAC approves merger
Iran's exports through Bilasuvar border checkpoint up
Economic co-op between Azerbaijan, UAE expanding - ministry (PHOTO)
Kazakhstan boosts manufacturing of passenger cars
Website of Belgian VRT TV channel shows footage of Azerbaijan's liberated Aghdam
Russia with other OSCE MG co-chairs continues to help Azerbaijan, Armenia to build mutual confidence - FM
Uzbekistan ready to assist China in construction of pharmaceutical plant in Navoi region
Lion's share of Uzbek cherry imports accounts for Kazakhstan
EU financing intellectual property project in Azerbaijan
bp completes preparations for first SWAP exploration well
Algeria, Azerbaijan discuss issues of expanding investment co-op
Azerbaijan publishes 5M2021 petroleum coke export data
Turkey reveals 4M2021 data on cargo transshipment via Trabzon port
Turkmenistan interested in attracting US investments for local high-tech development
bp reveals time of starting second maintenance program at ACG
Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia discuss priority areas of mutual economic co-op
Azerbaijan opens new military unit of State Border Service in liberated Gubadly (PHOTO)
U.S. administers 319.9 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines
Germany's Merkel says EU should seek direct contact with Putin
Georgia's labor market becoming popular for Turkish job seekers
Interest in COVID-19 vaccination growing in Azerbaijan - TABIB
Azerbaijani oil prices up
Azerbaijan shares footage from Garakechdi village of Lachin district (VIDEO)
Turkey second main exporter of electric cars to Uzbekistan
SOCAR-Petrofac JV inks $25M contract for Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli
Saudi Arabia's Bank AlJazira markets AT1 Islamic bonds
bp details plans for projects in Azerbaijan by late 2021
Georgia shares data on COVID-19 cases for June 24
Kazakhstan’s freight transportation operator opens tender for equipment maintenance
President Japarov to visit Tajikistan
Indian strain of coronavirus detected in Uzbekistan
PMGKAY, India’s Covid reduction programme, praised by UN wing: Official
Yusuffali elected as chief of Indian business group IBPG in Abu Dhabi
Covid-19: India likely to have vaccine for children above 2 years by September
IsDB, ISFD NGOs Empowerment for Poverty Reduction Program: Closing webinar for TADAMON Crowdfunding Academy for CSOs held in Kazakhstan
Digital connectivity between India and the EU’s ‘fertile zone’ to explore: S Jaishankar
bp says Shah Deniz, ACG platforms operated uninterruptedly during pandemic
India crosses 20 crore mark in cumulative covid-19 vaccine coverage
Pfizer In "Final Stages" Of Approval For Covid Vaccine In India: CEO
Digital connectivity between India, EU 'fairly fertile area' to be explored, says Indian EAM
"No Evidence Delta+ Will Cause Possible 3rd Wave": Top Genome Sequencer
EDB eyes opening representative office in Uzbekistan
Oil gains as draw in U.S. crude stocks reinforces outlook for robust demand
Lendbuzz to expand Israel team, after raising $360m
US ambassador to return to Moscow within days
VEON telecommunication company to launch 5G in Georgia
Vegetables and fruits in Kyrgyzstan rise in price by 16.4%
Iran boosts imports of mining products from Turkey
North-South corridor to be alternative to Suez Canal
Iranian currency rates for June 24
Natural gas prices to fall for Turkey amid diversification, new discoveries
Airlines urged to tighten Airbus A320 checks after COVID storage
Interaction between Azerbaijan and Indian logistic companies on International North South Transport Corridor held
Kazakhstan lowers import of mining products from Turkey
Amazon restores services after multiple users face outage
Uzbekistan reveals COVID-19 data for June 24
U.S. to send 3 million J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses to Brazil
6 die in Philippine military's helicopter crash
Musk says Starlink to go public once cash flow is more predictable
Amazon becomes largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in U.S.
Traditional banking going through transition period in bank-client relations - ABA
Australia to phase out AstraZeneca vaccine from October
Brazil sees record 115,228 daily COVID-19 cases
Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies in hospital at 61
Israel's active COVID-19 cases more than triple in 2 weeks
New York to end state of emergency for COVID-19
Trump-appointed U.S. border patrol chief to step down
Euro 2020 Round of 16 teams confirmed
Israel postpones reopening to individual tourists amid renewed COVID-19 outbreak
Switzerland to ease COVID-19 measures, facilitate entry for travelers
UN chief calls for expansion of humanitarian aid to Syrians
Merkel cautions against spread of COVID-19 Delta variant
UK reports highest daily rise of COVID cases since early February
France urges vigilance against Delta coronavirus variant
All news