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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN ANAMA AND CROATIA SIGNED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PRESIDENTS

On 12 March 2012 President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic paid an official visit to Azerbaijan. Within the framework of the visit signing ceremony of Azerbaijan-Croatia documents held with the participation of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his Croatian counterpart, Ivo Josipovic.

Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of mine action and humanitarian demining between ANAMA and Croatia was signed by the Director of Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) Nazim Ismayilov and Croatian Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Josko Klisovic. The Memorandum has been signed in personal presence of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic.

Cooperation within the framework of this Memorandum will particularly apply to laws and regulations on mine action, research of new mine action technologies, Mine Risk Education and Mine Victim Assistance.It is for the second time when ANAMA is involved in the signing of the intergovernmental memorandums which speaks for the high priority given by the Government of Azerbaijan to mine action in the country as well as for the sustainability of the national mine action agency. The first intergovernmental document signed by ANAMA was Memorandum of Cooperation with the Slovenian International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victim Assistance on 9 November 2009.

The fact that ANAMA reached the present level of constancy and sustainability being responsible for implementation of such commitments.