Azerbaijani delegation participated in the OECD meeting in Paris

Azerbaijani delegation participated in the OECD meeting in Paris
# 16 November 2023 19:33 (UTC +04:00)

A high-level meeting of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), in which Azerbaijan is represented as a participant of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), was held in Paris, APA reports.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Development Assistance Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AIDA), which operates under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented Azerbaijan country at the event.

In addition to DAC member donor countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Italy, France, Sweden, Spain and Denmark, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, which have participant status in the committee or are considered partner countries, More than 50 countries, including India, Bulgaria, Romania and Indonesia, and about 10 international organizations participated.

The main purpose of the event was to discuss the results achieved in the field of international development assistance, the issues on the agenda related to future activities, as well as the possible cooperation opportunities between the countries represented in the Committee and international organizations related to development assistance.

The head of AIDA, Elmaddin Mehdiyev, spoke at the event and informed the meeting participants about the successes achieved by Azerbaijan as a new donor country and the active international aid policy implemented as a reliable and responsible member of the international community. Azerbaijan's significant contributions to the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, important development assistance initiatives implemented within the framework of our chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement, including international education grant programs established for foreign students, bilateral and multilateral assistance, and in March of this year, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. The Global Challenges announced by Ilham Aliyev to support African countries and Small Island Developing States during the post-pandemic period were mentioned by the MFA representative.

As part of the visit, on November 14-15, bilateral meetings were held with the leaders of the OECD DAC, which is considered the world's most influential coordinating and policy-making institution in the field of international development assistance.

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