Relations with Azerbaijan

  • Last updated: 04 May. 2017 09:54

Azerbaijan contributes to NATO-led operations and cooperates with the Allies and other partner countries in many other areas. Support for the country’s reform efforts is a priority.


  • Relations with NATO started when Azerbaijan joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (1992) and the Partnership for Peace (1994).
  • The country’s programme of cooperation with NATO is set out in an Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP), which is agreed every two years.
  • NATO and Azerbaijan cooperate on wide-ranging democratic, institutional and defence reforms.
  • Azerbaijan has long been an active contributor to NATO-led operations – it deployed troops to Kosovo in the past and continues to support the mission in Afghanistan.