By Fatima Hasanova
On November 24, representatives of NATO's Supreme Headquarters
Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), who are on a visit to Azerbaijan as
part of the NATO Days, visited Azerbaijani Naval Forces, Azernews
reports, citing the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
The guests were given a briefing on the history and activities
of the Azerbaijani Naval Forces.
Then representatives of NATO's SHAPE delivered speeches on
various topics covering the history of the establishment,
structure, and general activities of NATO.
After the presentations, questions of mutual interest were
Relations with NATO started in 1992 when Azerbaijan joined the
North Atlantic Cooperation Council. This forum for dialogue was
succeeded in 1997 by the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, which
brings together all allies and partner countries in the
Bilateral cooperation began when Azerbaijan joined the
Partnership for Peace (PfP) program in 1994. Thanks to regular
participation in PfP activities, Azerbaijan has been able to
contribute actively to Euro-Atlantic security by supporting
NATO-led peace-support operations.
Azerbaijan's participation in the PfP Planning and Review
Process (PARP) since 1997 has enabled NATO and individual allies to
assist Azerbaijan in developing selected units to improve
interoperability with those of the allies.
NATO and Azerbaijan started work on a jointly agreed Defense
Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) in 2008 to integrate NATO
standards into the teaching methodologies and curricula of the
country's Professional Military Education (PME) institutions.
In 2018, Azerbaijan asked NATO to also involve the Military High
School, a pre-commissioning school, in DEEP.
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