Azerbaijani and the U.S. officials meet for the dialogue on security cooperation

Azerbaijani and the U.S. officials meet for the dialogue on security cooperation
# 25 July 2012 02:00 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The U.S. Department of State hosted Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov and other representatives from the Azerbaijani government for the U.S. –Azerbaijan Security Dialogue, which met today in Washington, D.C., APA reports.
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro led the U.S. delegation, which included participation from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Celeste Wallander, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy William Bryan, and other senior U.S. Government officials.
Azerbaijani delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov was represented by ambassador of Azerbaijan in the U.S. Elin Suleymanov, Deputy National Security Minister Ali Shafiyev, Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Rahim Latifov, Deputy Head of Department of State Border Service Farhad Taghizadeh, Head of the Department at the Defense Ministry Ramiz Najafov, Head of the State Customs Committee’s Main Directorate Guloglan Muradli and other senior officials.
The sides welcomed the current level of bilateral security cooperation, and agreed on the importance of further developing this cooperation.
Building on the success of the previous Security Dialogue held in 2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan, officials focused on a wide range of political-military issues, including cooperation in maritime security, counterterrorism, border security, and countering nuclear smuggling and other aspects of nonproliferation, as well as Azerbaijan’s contributions to the Northern Distribution Network and other initiatives supporting international security efforts in Afghanistan.













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