Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the President - Head of the Department for Foreign Policy Affairs of Azerbaijan’s Presidential Administration visited NATO Headquarters on January 20, representation of the Republic of Azerbaijan to NATO told APA.
During the visit, Mr Hajiyev met with NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoană and attended a 29 +1 meeting with Allied states. At the meeting, the sides exchanged views on Azerbaijan-NATO partnership, regional security and other issues of mutual interest. Hajiyev informed the allied countries on reforms realized under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev.
NATO countries highly appreciated Azerbaijan's active participation in the Partnership for Peace program, its contribution to NATO operations, its progress in enhancing interoperability and reform.
Note that during the meetings on the 30th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy, Hajiyev informed about these events, which play an important role in the history of Azerbaijan. NATO officials and member states expressed solidarity with the Azerbaijani people on the tragedy and expressed their respect for the spirit of the martyrs.