Baku. 15 April. REPORT.AZ/ Embassy of Romania, which fulfills the mandate of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Azerbaijan organized a roundtable on “NATO-Azerbaijan partnership: current state of affairs and perspectives”, Report was told in the Embassy of Romania to Azerbaijan.
At the event took part ambassadors, defence attaches and senior diplomats from Embassies of NATO countries in Baku and NATO Liaison Office for South Caucasus.
Opening the roundtable Ambassador of Romania Daniel Cristian Ciobanu underlined that South Caucasus region has a strategic importance for North-Atlantic Alliance.
Ambassador of Romania informed that on 11-13 April paid a working visit to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, during which has been received by chairman of Supreme Assembly of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov and delivered two lectures at Nakhchivan State University and at Nakhchivan University on main elements of NATO relations with Azerbaijan in the light of NATO Warsaw Summit (July 8-9, 2016).
Ambassador Ciobanu stressed that Azerbaijan is a country of pivotal importance for Europe’s energy security and offers, at the same time, huge opportunities in the field of freight transport. Embassy of Romania in Baku will continue its effortsfor promoting the benefits of NATO-Azerbaijan partnership through organizing different public diplomacy activities.
NATO Liaison Officer for South Caucasus Mr. William Lahue presented the latest developments in NATO policy regarding Azerbaijan. Participants in the roundtable exchanged opinions on the positive experience of NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation.