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Azerbaijan to expand relations with European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

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Baku, January 25, AZERTAC

A delegation of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population who is visiting Austria signed a Letter of Intent on employment and cooperation in the field of social policy with the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research.

According to the Public Relations Department of the Ministry, along with a number of issues on bilateral cooperation, the Letter of Intent was signed in accordance with the agreement reached on establishing and expanding relations between the two side. The document was signed by Ilgar Rahimov. Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population and Kai Leichsenring, Executive Director at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research. The Letter of Intent reflects expansion of cooperation in the field of employment and social policy and implementation of joint projects in these areas in the future, as well as the development of strategic documents and support to the study of best international practices.

Based on the Letter of Intent, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of Azerbaijan and the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research will determine other joint forms of cooperation.

The European Centre is an UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization of applied social science and comparative empirical research. Research activities are organized in two streams: Work, Wealth and Welfare; and Health and Care. It collaborates with leading international universities and social science research centers, with ministries and national boards of health and welfare, the UNECE in Geneva, the WHO in Copenhagen as well as DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

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