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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Anakhanum Khidayatova – Trend:
Romania’s Embassy in Baku hosted Jan. 27 a roundtable meeting titled “Current Situation and Perspectives of NATO-Azerbaijan Cooperation”.
Opening the event, the Ambassador of Romania to Azerbaijan Daniel Cristian Ciobanu highlighted the strategic importance of developing the NATO-Azerbaijan partnership, read a message from Romania’s embassy.
He said that last year Romanian diplomatic mission, in cooperation with local partners, organized numerous public diplomacy activities in various Azerbaijani cities with a goal of increasing public awareness about North Atlantic Alliance and the benefits of NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation.
The diplomat also noted that the embassy will continue efforts to strengthen bilateral relations.
“Azerbaijan is a valuable partner of NATO,” said the ambassador.
“Maintaining sustained political contacts at various levels will contribute to the enhancement of relations between NATO and Azerbaijan. Romania will continue to actively support Azerbaijan to develop further its dialogue and cooperation with NATO,” he added.
The roundtable meeting was also attended by military attaches and diplomats of several embassies accredited in Azerbaijan.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
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This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."