Historical background to the document "Speech of the Azerbaijan President Heydar Aliyev at the Summit devoted to the 50th anniversary Jubilee of NATO (April 26, 1999)"

The Azerbaijani-NATO cooperation was launched on May 4, 1994, when Heydar Aliyev signed the framework document on the “Partnership for Peace” program. In November 1997, the State Commission on the Azerbaijani-NATO cooperation was established by the decree of Heydar Aliyev.

Visiting the United States in connection with the 50th anniversary of NATO on April 22, 1999, Heydar Aliyev made a speech at the summit and expressed the importance of cooperation with NATO within the framework of the “Partnership for Peace” program.

“90 Instants of the Great leader”, Heydar Aliyev Heritage research center, “Sharq-Qarb”, Baku-2013, p.145