The summer session of the NATO International School of Azerbaijan (NISA) on theme “Crises response: International Communities’ approaches, capacities and resources” has started in Baku.
APA reports that representative of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gaya Mammadov said in his speech in the opening ceremony of the session that crisis management is one of the main issues of alliance: “I’m sure that the session will give an opportunity to the participants of the session to get a lot information about NATO.”
Romanian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Daniel Ciobanu said that this event gives an opportunity the students and experts from various countries to exchange useful views. Noting the urgency of the theme the ambassador said that the economic and financial crises impacts society directly and indirectly: “NATO plays a significant role in the formation of stability and security in international community”
Daniel Ciobanu touched the plans on the withdrawal of peacekeepers from Afghanistan till 2014 and noted that the withdrawal of contingent doesn’t mean the refusal of NATO from the peace-building process in this country.
Explaining to the journalists the ambassador said that he highly appreciated the Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation. He said the importance of Azerbaijan in carrying NATO cargos to Afghanistan and participation in the composition of the peacekeeper contingent in this country.
The participants will exchange views on “Theoretical approach to the crisis,” “Armed conflicts: theoretical and practical overview,” “Nuclear energy and security” “Regional crises and regional organizations”, “The economic and social development” and “The problems of the environment”.
The session will be held in July 5 and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai and Head of Azerbaijan’s permanent mission to NATO Khazar Ibrahim will participate in the session.