The Republic of Azerbaijan became a subscribing State to the HCoC during inagural meeting in Hague on 25 November 2002, recognizing that the HCoC can play an important role in addressing the prevention of the proliferation of ballistic missiles capable of delivering WMD. Azerbaijan views non-proliferation as an essential prerequisite for total and irreversible elimination of all types of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). These priorities of the country also entail adherence to combatting the proliferation of the means of delivery of WMD. Azerbaijan has signed and ratified major international legally binding documents and cooperates with international community in this field in the multilateral and bilateral formats.
The Republic of Azerbaijan strongly supports the principles and commitments of the Code and upholds its function as a forum for discussion of common concerns in the field of ballistic missiles. Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the faithful implementation of the fundamental obligations under the Code, namely the Annual Declarations (AD) and Pre-launch Notifications (PLN). Azerbaijan supports efforts to achieve universality of the HCoC. Azerbaijan believes that it is critical, in particular, that countries with missile capabilities should continuously be engaged and encouraged to be part of the HCoC.