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10 Sep. 2012

NATO’s partners in the South Caucasus

On 6 and 7 September NATO’s Secretary General visited the South Caucasus – a region that is strategically important to the Alliance. NATO has been progressively deepening dialogue and cooperation with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia since the early 1990s. All three partners provide valuable support to NATO-led operations, while benefiting from NATO support for security and defence-related capacity building and reform.

7 Sep. 2012

NATO Secretary General commends strong security cooperation with Azerbaijan

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen commended Azerbaijan for its progress in defence reforms and called for closer security cooperation during his first visit to the country on Friday.

19 Jul. 2012

NATO Week in Azerbaijan highlights 20 years of partnership

The annual NATO Week in Azerbaijan opened with a conference at the NATO International School of Azerbaijan on 1-7 July. A ceremony also took place in the capital Baku to mark the official opening of the second NATO-sponsored mine-clearing project in the country. This year marks 20 years since the start of Azerbaijan’s partnership with the Alliance.

24 Apr. 2012

NATO Trust Fund projects clear dangerous munitions in Azerbaijan

Jeyranchel, in northeastern Azerbaijan covers an area of about 62 square kilometres just along the Georgian border. It was also the site of a live firing range, used from 1955 until 1991 by the former Soviet Army. Now the range lies abandoned and unused, with unexploded munitions littering the ground around it.

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.

12 May. 2011

Lessening the effects of earthquakes in the southern Caucasus

“The Caucasus is one of the most seismically active and hazardous regions in the Alpine-Himalayan collision belt,” explains Dr Niyazi Türkelli. He is one of the co-directors of a NATO-sponsored project aimed at building capacity and promoting cross-border cooperation in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with a view to mitigating the effects of earthquakes in the region.

12 May. 2011

From environmental hazard to safe fertilizer

Previously used in small and medium-range missiles by Soviet forces, melange is a highly toxic substance. Thousands of tonnes of melange are still present in several countries of the former Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact. In some places, this highly corrosive fluid is eating through storage tanks and leaking into the ground, polluting the soil and exposing groundwater to possible contamination. Its poisonous red-brown fumes can also cause other problems, such as breathing difficulties and toxic rain.

1 Oct. 2010

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan exchanges views with NATO

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, visited NATO Headquarters on Friday, 1 October, and exchanged views with the Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero.

20 Jul. 2010

Baku’s NATO International School summer session focuses on financial security

From 4 to 11 July, the NATO International School of Azerbaijan (NISA) brought together in Baku young politicians, researchers and academics, as well as NGO, government and media representatives to discuss financial security.

9 Mar. 2010

Clearing cold war remnants in Azerbaijan

Grazing sheep near Saloglu, in the north-eastern corner of Azerbaijan, used to be a dangerous task. In an area of more than five square kilometres, hundreds of thousands of pieces of explosive material lay hidden from view at various depths below the rolling, shrub-covered land. Now thanks to a NATO Trust Fund project, a large part of the area has been cleared, and one day soon, the entire former military base will be safe for the local population.

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