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NATO Official Praises Azerbaijan's Partnership In Alliance


Sorin Ducaru, NATO's assistant secretary-general for emerging security challenges

Sorin Ducaru, NATO's assistant secretary-general for emerging security challenges

A NATO official has praised the alliance's relations with Azerbaijan while marking 20 years of closer cooperation between Baku and Brussels.

Sorin Ducaru, NATO's assistant secretary-general for emerging security challenges, told journalists in Baku on April 11 that relations between NATO and Azerbaijan had reached the level of a "strategic partnership."

Ducaru spoke at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of Azerbaijan's participation in NATO's Partnership for Peace program.

Ducaru called Azerbaijan one of NATO's long-term partners and hailed Baku's participation in peacekeeping efforts in Afghanistan, the fight against terrorism, and supporting energy security.
Based on reporting by Trend.az and Interfax
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