Azerbaijan, UNICEF eye deepening of cooperation

Azerbaijan and UNICEF have explored ways of developing the cooperation between the country and the organization as country’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Ahmadov has met Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS.

Ms. Poirier hailed cooperation between UNICEF and the government of Azerbaijan as long-term and fruitful.

She also praised development processes in Azerbaijan, saying the international community lauds what the Azerbaijani government is doing to protecting children`s rights.

Ahmadov, in turn, hailed UNICEF`s activity in the country, particularly its efforts to assist the government in improving healthcare system and implementing health reforms.

Ahmadov also highlighted joint cooperation on protection of children`s health.

The cooperation was also mulled at the meeting of Deputy Prime Minister Elchin Efendiyev and Ms. Poirier.

The sides touched upon a range of issues including, fruitful working cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UNICEF, as well as the programs implemented in the fields of education, health and rights of the children.

Ms. Poirier said Azerbaijan has gained notable achievements in the field of protection of children’s rights as well. To this end, she said, UNICEF has prepared another 5-year program to be presented to the Azerbaijani government shortly.

Efendiyev thanked UNICEF Regional Director for cooperation, expressed further successes in the Organization’s regional activity.

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

SOURCE: Azer News