On May 22, chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, customs service Lieutenant-General Safar Mehdiyev met with head of the Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) for the World Customs Organization (WCO) Europe Region Roger Hermann and employee of the office Eser Chengel.
Chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev touched on the Azerbaijani customs service's relations with the international organizations, especially World Customs Organization and expressed satisfaction with the current state of cooperation.
Speaking about the new development stage of Azerbaijan's Customs Service, chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev said basing on the principles determined by the nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev, the independent Azerbaijani customs service had turned into a professional and modern organization, underlined that thanks to the attention and care of President Ilham Aliyev Azerbaijan's customs service had preserved and further improved its traditions.
Chairman of the Committee said Azerbaijan's customs service meeting international standards was decently representing the country among the members of the World Customs Organization. Saying that long-term relations had been built between the WCO and Azerbaijan's customs service, Safar Mehdiyev noted that mutual relations in different spheres, especially issues on strengthening human resources were always in the focus of attention, stressed the importance of further enhancing activity in this sphere.
Drawing attention to the tasks standing before Azerbaijan's customs bodies with regard to the admission to the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS), chairman of the State Customs Committee spoke about the importance of organizing workshops at the Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) for the WCO Europe Region.
Head of the Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) for the World Customs Organization (WCO) Europe Region Roger Hermann said he was pleased to work in Azerbaijan, expressed his gratitude to Azerbaijan's Customs Service for supporting the office's activity. Noting that a number of workshops and conferences had been held at the office, the guest underlined that those events played an important role in the development of customs services of the countries of the region.
Noting that the role of Azerbaijan's Customs Service was highly appreciated at the organization, Roger Hermann said he was satisfied with the development of relations between WCO and Azerbaijan's Customs Service, talked about the prospects of increasing efficiency of the activity of the regional office in Baku.
Views were exchanged on other issues of mutual interest.
Press Service of the State Customs Committee