Establishment of a WCO Regional Office for Capacity Building in Baku

25 noviembre 2009
Establishment of a WCO Regional Office for Capacity Building in Baku

Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony

November 2009

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the establishment of a World Customs Organization (WCO) Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB) in the Europe region was signed in Baku (Azerbaijan) on 11 November 2009. The signing ceremony took place prior to the official opening of the 2nd International Forum on the Role of Customs Administrations in Promoting and Facilitating Trade among Silk Road Countries.

Mr. A. Aliyev, Director General of the State Customs Committee, signed the MOU on behalf of Azerbaijan. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Abid Sharifov, Deputy-Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, by the Turkish Government Delegation led by the State Minister, Mr. Hayati Yazici, by all the Silk Road Forum delegates and by other distinguished guests.

Mr. Sharifov commended the WCO on its role in modernizing the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and expressed his wholehearted support for the project establishing a WCO ROCB in Baku. The event attracted a great deal of local media coverage.