Azerbaijan and Israel have discussed cooperation between law enforcement authorities as Interior Minister Ramil Usubov met with Ambassador Dan Stav, Azertac reported.
The minister said relations of both countries have rich historical and deep roots.
Usubov highlighted the socio-political developments after the country gained its state independence, the enormous efforts the Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev made for construction of legal-democratic state, the socio-economic reforms conducted under his leadership, as well as the reforms in the law-enforcement bodies to establish stability in the country.
He underlined that after the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence national leader Heydar Aliyev laid the foundations of fraternal relations between the two countries. “These ties are today being expanded thanks to the heads of state.”
Usubov spoke about the activities done to strengthen the protection of human rights and freedoms in Azerbaijan, underscoring the ministry’s role in this regard. He also highlighted legal, democratic and socio-economic reforms in the country. Usubov stressed the “vital” role of international cooperation in improving the ministry`s activity in line with international standards.
Stav said Azerbaijan is one of the most stable and secure countries in the world.
Stav stressed that he would take his utmost for further deepening the bilateral ties between the two countries.
Israel recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan very shortly after the official dissolution of the Soviet Union. Diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Israel were established in April 1992.
The strategic relationship included cooperation in trade and security matters, cultural and educational exchanges.
Azerbaijan and Israel are focusing on many areas, and the four areas that relevant are telecommunications, agriculture, water supply and medical technologies.
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