NATO’s team conducts training courses for Azerbaijan Air Force
By Rashid Shirinov
NATO’s Mobile Training Team conducts various training courses on relevant topics for the Azerbaijani Air Force staff.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported that the courses are held in accordance with the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme between the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry and NATO for 2017.
The training course, which is held with participation of military personnel of the Azerbaijan Air Force, will last until September 8.
The history of Azerbaijan-NATO relationship dates back to March 1992 when Azerbaijan together with some Central and Eastern European countries, joined a newly established consultative forum – the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (NACC), which was transformed into the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council later in 1997.
Azerbaijan's cooperation with NATO is also carried out in the framework of the Partnership for Peace program. The country makes significant contributions to freight transport for peacekeeping operations, while Azerbaijani servicemen contribute to ensuring security in Afghanistan.
Besides, NATO keeps in the focus the issue of security of the oil and gas pipelines in the South Caucasus region that pass through the territory of Azerbaijan as well.
Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov
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