Romanian ambassador: NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation brings mutual benefits and contributes to regional and Euro-Atlantic security

Baku: On 6-8 May 2015 the Embassy of Romania (in its capacity of NATO Contact Point Embassy to the Republic of Azerbaijan), NATO International School of Azerbaijan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan organized a series of three regional seminars in Shamkir (May 6, 2015), Mingachevir (May 7, 2015) and Barda (May 8, 2015) on the theme “Euro-Atlantic security and cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO: past experience and perspectives”, the Romanian Embassy told APA.

At the events took part students and teachers from local universities, representatives of regional authorities.

First panel of the regional seminars was dedicated to NATO’s role in Euro-Atlantic security architecture and referred also to foreign policy of Azerbaijan and Euro-Atlantic integration. Second panel touched upon the issues of fundamentals of cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO as well as mechanisms and instruments of this cooperation: Partnership for Peace, Individual Partnership Action Plan, Planning and Review Process. Each seminar included a game simulation conducted by director of NATO International School of Azerbaijan, Mr. Tural Ahmadov. Representative of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, Mr. Nadir Sarajli, presented Baku’s perspective on the partnership with NATO.

In his speeches at seminars in Shamkir, Mingachevir and Barda Ambassador of Romania H.E. Mr. Daniel Cristian Ciobanu highlighted the importance given by diplomatic mission of Romania in Baku (which fulfills the mandate of NATO Contact Point Embassy to the Republic of Azerbaijan for the fourth time in a row) to disseminating information about NATO in different regions of Azerbaijan.

“Embassy of Romania pays a special attention to raising awareness among the Azerbaijani young generation towards NATO’s policies and values as a way of ensuring a solid ground for future deepening of relations. NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation brings mutual benefits and contributes to regional and Euro-Atlantic security. Azerbaijan is an important and active NATO partner,” the ambassador added.

Participants in the seminars exchanged views on the positive experience of NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency