NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

15 Feb. 2012

NATO Secretary General welcomes President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan at NATO Headquarters

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev, visited NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 15 February 2012. He met with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and addressed the North Atlantic Council.

I am very glad to welcome President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan at NATO Headquarters”, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.  “NATO greatly values its partnership with Azerbaijan. We are grateful for Azerbaijan’s contribution in Afghanistan. We share many political priorities and security interests. And we have built up our cooperation and dialogue over many years. Our relationship contributes to regional and Euro-Atlantic security and we wish to take it forward in that way.

The Secretary General thanked President Aliyev for the offer to contribute to a trust fund in support of  the Afghan National Security Forces.

NATO Allies also discussed with President Aliyev how cooperation in the framework of NATO’s partnership with Azerbaijan can be further enhanced.  NATO and Azerbaijan agreed in December a new Individual Partnership Action Plan, that will provide the basis for practical cooperation in the next two years.

Last updated: 15-Feb-2012 17:02

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Visit to NATO by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Arrival Left to right: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen greeting President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan 
Visit to NATO by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Arrival Left to right: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen greeting President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan 
Visit to NATO by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Arrival Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan shaking hands with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Bilateral Centre left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan in bilaterla discussion with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Bilateral Centre: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan in bilaterla discussion with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point - President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point - President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan 
Visit to NATO by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 Joint Press Point Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 North Atlantic Council Meeting Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyevof Azerbaijan shaking hands with General Knud Bartels (Chairman of the NATO Military Committee) Centre: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 North Atlantic Council Meeting Centre to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyevof Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 North Atlantic Council Meeting Centre to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyevof Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 North Atlantic Council Meeting Centre : President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyevof Azerbaijan 
Visit to NATO by The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 North Atlantic Council Meeting Left to right: President Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyevof Azerbaijan with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 
Visit to NATO by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev 15. Feb. 2012 General view of the meeting room