Azerbaijan’s Minister of Emergency Situations Kemaleddin Heydarov meets with UNICEF delegation

Baku: Azerbaijan’s Minister of Emergency Situations (MES), Colonel General Kemaleddin Heydarov on Tuesday met with a delegation led by Ms. Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of the Independent States.

Mr Heydarov noted that the MES is closely cooperating with UNICEF’s Baku office and implementing a number of important projects, the ministry told APA.

He added that the first European Games which Azerbaijan will host is a significant event in the country’s history, and that the ministry is carrying out a series of large-scale technical and security measures as preparation for this event.

Ms. Marie-Pierre Poirier said the Baku visit of the delegation that she leads coincides the eve of the Novruz holiday and a remarkable event upcoming – the first European Games, adding that UNICEF is willing to continue cooperating with Azerbaijan and the MES on related areas.

Moreover, the sides exchanged views on different issues of mutual interest.

SOURCE: Azeri-Press News Agency