General Cooperation Agreement signed with Korea Customs Border Control Training Institute

General Cooperation Agreement signed with Korea Customs Border Control Training Institute

Azerbaijan Customs Academy and Customs Border Control Training Institute (CBCTI) Of The Korea Customs Service have signed a general cooperation agreement.

Speaking at the event, Anna Cho, Director General of the CBCTI spoke about the experience of Korea in international trainings, saying that CBCTI has been operating as a Regional Training Center of the World Customs Organization since 2010 and organizes international trainings.

She noted that experience and innovation are the two main keywords in the vision document for the next 50 years adopted on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Korea Customs Service. She mentioned that the CBCTI will organize trainings in these two directions. Stressing the importance of sharing international experience, the Director-General said that mutual exchanges between CBCTI and Customs Academy will allow sharing experiences and innovative solutions.

Chief of the Customs Academy Gulu Novruzov conveyed greetings of Chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev to the meeting participants. Emphasizing the multifunctional role of the Academy, Gulu Novruzov said that the institution is a national Customs training institution, a state higher education institution, the WCO Regional Training Center and the Regional Office of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU). He also noted that the Academy is the coordinator of the National Commission established by the State Customs Committee to coordinate national and international activities to strengthen human resources in the Azerbaijani Customs sector. Gulu Novruzov stressed that Azerbaijan is interested in learning the experience of CBCTI in such areas as Customs training systems, human resource development, Customs border control, risk management, digital skills in the Customs sector and ICT.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Korea Ramzi Teymurov, who attended the event said that despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic in 2020, Korean-Azerbaijani relations, including bilateral cooperation in the field of Customs have strengthened.

Then a cooperation agreement was signed by the head of the Customs Academy Gulu Novruzov and Director General of the CBCTI Anna Cho.

The agreement envisages professional development and capacity building in Customs and related fields, implementation of various joint activities, bilateral academic research, exchanges of staff and information resources, joint activities on national and international projects, as well as partnerships in other areas.