Palestinian officials show keen interest in studying Azerbaijan's rich experience in local self-governance

Baku, June 30, AZERTAC

Palestinian officials have shown a keen interest in studying the rich experience of Azerbaijan in local self-governance as the country’s delegation led Deputy Minister of Local Government Mohammad Aljabarin met with Deputy Minister of Justice Vilayat Zahirov.

The Palestinian delegation is visiting Azerbaijan to familiarize themselves with the country`s local self-governance activities and its rich experience in women’s involvement in this area under the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) project on women’s empowerment in decision-making process in the Middle East.

The sides hailed the current level of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Palestine, saying there are good opportunities for developing these ties even further. They exchanged views and experience on the development of local government, activities of municipal institutions, participation of women in municipal governance in both countries.

Deputy Minister Zahirov pointed out measures towards establishing and developing the municipal institution in Azerbaijan. He emphasized that as a result of legislative and institutional reforms carried out in the field of local self-governance under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev municipalities have greatly improved their activities. He hailed the fact that there are municipal associations in the country, pointing to the women’s representation in municipalities and their involvement in solving issues of local importance. He praised cooperation with GIZ in this regard.

The Palestinian officials praised development in Azerbaijan in the fields of economy, culture and infrastructure. They expressed their keen interest in studying Azerbaijan’s rich experience in local self-governance.

Mohammad AlJabarin highlighted the activities of the municipal institution of Palestine and noted the importance of ensuring women’s active participation in this area. He expressed his country’s readiness to expand relations with Azerbaijan.

Ambassador of the Palestine to Azerbaijan Nasir Abdulkarim Abdurrahman also attended the meeting.

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