Considering that drafting and putting the national cultural policy into practice requires joint efforts of two or more institutions, the Ministry for Culture cooperates closely within the Cabinet of Ministers with other ministries, state committees and relevant executive bodies.
General management is carried out by the Administration of the President and the Cabinet of Ministers, while regional cultural events and policies are coordinated with local executive authorities where necessary. Issues related to legislation on culture are discussed with the Parliamentary Committee on Culture and all kinds of regulations with the Ministry of Justice. Arising copyright issues are agreed with the Intellectual Property Agency.
On funding for culture procedures, it is necessary to communicate with the Ministry of Finance closely. At the same time, the infrastructure provision of cultural institutions and taxes for culture are coordinated with the Ministry of Economy and, where it is necessary, with the State Urban Planning and Architecture Committee. Likewise, projects in information-communication technologies are discussed, if needed, with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies.
The main partners of the Ministry for Culture in matters of education, training and research in culture are the Ministry of Education and the affiliated research institutes of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. On human resources issues, cooperation has been established with the State Examination Centre, the Ministry of Youth and Sport, and the State Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Issues. In addition, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population administers the social welfare of cultural workers.
Multilateral cooperation within the frameworks of international organisations and international bilateral relations with foreign countries are coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while diaspora issues are under the jurisdiction of the State Committee on Work with the Diaspora.
The State Statistical Committee collects statistical data annually for further processing and systematisation.
In some cases, the President, or the Cabinet of Ministers, sets up specific organising committees and working groups, including representatives from the respective levels of government, to facilitate inter-ministerial cooperation and implement long-term state programmes or concrete projects. Their work includes concepts on the economy, science, education, culture, health, transport, the State Programme on Socio-economic Development of the Regions for 2019-2023, etc.
Government can also establish commissions to prepare national reports for international organisations. The Periodical Reports of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the International Pact on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which was prepared by a Governmental Commission, with the participation of high-level representatives of foreign, internal, justice, health, culture and tourism, education ministries and other relevant state bodies, e.g.