(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 10. The Council of
Europe is considering launching the Phase 3 of the Partnership for
Good Governance (PGG) program, International Aid and Cooperation
Officer at the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Maryam Haji-Ismayilova
said during a round table at ADA University dedicated to the 20th
anniversary of Azerbaijan-EU Council cooperation on December 9,
Since 2017, this co-operation program has aimed to strengthen
the capacity of Eastern Partnership countries (including
Azerbaijan) to bring them in line with European standards in the
fields of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
According to Haji-Ismayilova, the EU and the Council of Europe
reviewed the Phase 3 of the PGG project startup on December 1,
'The third phase includes the fight against corruption,
combating the terrorist financing, anti-money laundering,
preventing violence against women and discrimination. The
negotiations on the matter are currently underway,' Haji-Ismayilova
She added that Azerbaijan implemented three projects as part of
the program in 2015-2018. The Phase 2 of the PGG (for 2019-2022),
provides for reinforcing the fight against money laundering.
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