Head of the Azerbaijani delegation holds bilateral meetings in Brussels
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The Azerbaijani delegation that visited Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to attend the next session of the Customs Cooperation Council of the World Customs Organization, held bilateral meetings there.
Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, customs service Lieutenant-General Safar Mehdiyev held the first meeting with Director of the WCO Capacity Building Directorate Ernani Checcucci on June 29.
They talked about the work done to build capacity of the Azerbaijani customs officers, the activity of the Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) for the World Customs Organization (WCO) Europe Region in Baku. The sides underlined the role of the office in improving professional preparedness of customs officers of the countries of the region, said both regional and international events had been held there.
Saying that productive relations had been built between the WCO and Azerbaijan's customs service, Safar Mehdiyev noted that mutual relations in different spheres, especially issues on capacity building were always in the focus of attention and stressed the importance of further enhancing the activity in this direction.
Director of the WCO Capacity Building Directorate Ernani Checcucci expressed satisfaction with the development of relations between the organization and Azerbaijan's customs service, talked about the prospects of increasing efficiency of the activity of the WCO regional office in Baku.
Noting that there were opportunities for wide cooperation between the WCO and Azerbaijan's Customs Service in all spheres, Ernani Checcucci said the organization would spare no efforts in building capacity of customs officers.
The same day, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation continued bilateral meetings with heads of customs services of Korea and Japan and WCO Secretary General.
During the meeting with Commissioner of the Korea Customs Service Kim Yung-moon, talks were held on the relations between Azerbaijan and Korea, the sides underlined that there was great potential to enhance cooperation in different spheres, including customs.
Chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev said that Azerbaijan was interested in continuing cooperation with the Korean colleagues in all spheres of customs system, especially trade facilitation, risk analysis, application of information technologies and underlined the importance of exchanging experience.
Commissioner of the Korea Customs Service Kim Yung-moon said they attached great importance to the cooperation with Azerbaijan, underlined the special role of customs services in enhancing cooperation between the countries.
The sides expressed satisfaction with the cooperation between the customs bodies of Azerbaijan and Korea, expressed confidence that the mutual relations would be further continued on the highest level.
The sides especially underlined that the relevant document on customs system to be signed between Azerbaijan and Korea would give an impetus to the enhancement of cooperation and accelerate integration of the sides.
Afterwards, "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Korea on mutual assistance and cooperation in customs issues" was signed during the meeting.
The document was signed by chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev and Commissioner of the Korea Customs Service Kim Yung-moon.
 
The head of the Azerbaijani delegation held the next meeting with Director General of Customs and Tariff Bureau of Japan's Ministry of Finance Atsushi Iizuka.
The sides expressed satisfaction with the level of mutual cooperation between the customs services of Azerbaijan and Japan, especially relations at the World Customs Organization.
Chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev expressed his hope that the relations would further develop in all spheres, touched on the importance of exchanging experience for the development of customs system. He underlined that WCO Regional Teaching Center, Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) for the World Customs Organization (WCO) Europe Region, regional office of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU) were based in Baku, the workshops, trainings held at those institutions played an important role in improving the professional knowledge of the customs officers. Safar Mehdiyev said special importance was attached in Azerbaijan to science, education and research in all spheres, including customs system, noted that young Azerbaijani customs officers were improving their scientific and practical knowledge at the higher schools of other countries, including Japan.
Director General of Customs and Tariff Bureau of Japan's Ministry of Finance Atsushi Iizuka expressed satisfaction with the high level of bilateral relations between the two countries in all spheres, including customs system, underlined that he would not spare efforts for enhancement of the bilateral relations.
The meeting with the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization focused on the current state of cooperation between the WCO and Azerbaijan's Customs Service.
Chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev expressed satisfaction with Azerbaijan's hosting a number of international events of WCO, touched on the activity of the WCO Regional Teaching Center, Regional Canine Training Center, Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) for the World Customs Organization (WCO) Europe Region in Azerbaijan.

WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya said the organization highly appreciated the role of Azerbaijan's Customs Service, expressed satisfaction with the development of relations between the WCO and Azerbaijan's Customs Service, talked about the prospects of further increasing efficiency of the activity of the three regional centers of the WCO in Azerbaijan.
Discussions were held regarding the IT Conference and Exhibition of the World Customs Organization to be held in Azerbaijan on June 12-14, 2019.
On June 30, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation continued bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the WCO Customs Cooperation Council.
The meetings with the heads of customs services of Belarus, Moldova and Georgia focused on the political, economic, commercial relations, friendship of the countries, it was said that productive relations built in the customs sphere on different platforms were contributing to strengthening mutual relations.
Views were exchanged on ensuring safe and rapid international trade, strengthening mutual relations, discussions were held on the prospects of cooperation.
Issues on the development of cooperation were discussed during the meeting with the head of Senegal's Customs Service.
Chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev called Senegal and Azerbaijan friendly countries, said along with diplomatic relations, bilateral relations on economic and other spheres between the two countries were being established. Chairman of the Committee said cooperation established through the customs bodies were contributing to building relations between the two countries in other spheres, too.
Director General of Senegal Customs Oumar Diallo highly appreciated importance attached and assistance to strengthening friendship and cooperation between the customs bodies of Azerbaijan and Senegal. Director General underlined that Senegal praised the achievements gained by Azerbaijan's Customs Service, was interested in studying the experience of the Azerbaijani colleagues and cooperating in all spheres of customs system.
Views were exchanged on strengthening relations between the customs bodies of the two countries, discussions were held on the enhancement of cooperation with the view of studying the principles of management of innovation projects in the customs sphere.