Afghanistan inks two accords with Azerbaijan


The visiting Afghan delegation signed two accords with Azerbaijan officials on Tuesday.

The documents include a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “On cooperation in the sphere of labor, social protection and employment” and an agreement “On cooperation between Azerbaijan Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-Stock Company and the National Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA)”.

The MoU was signed by Afghanistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani and Azerbaijan’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Salim Muslumov while the agreement of cooperation in media sector was inked by Sultan Ahmad Bahen on behalf of RTA and head of Azerbaijan’s Television and Radio Broadcasting Closed Joint-Stock Company Arif Alishanov.

The documents were signed in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev.

The documents were signed following a meeting between both Presidents during which it was noted that bilateral relations between the two countries have successfully developed in the political arena, and that there is good potential to develop economic ties.

Leading a high-level government delegation, President Ghani arrived on a one-day state visit in Baku on Tuesday where he was given a red carpet welcome.

A guard of honor was lined up for him, decorated with the flags of Afghanistan and Azerbaijan and later the national anthem of both countries were played.