February 2, 2022 13:42 (UTC+04:00)
By Vugar Khalilov
Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar discussed prospects for military cooperation between the two nations, the ministry reported on February 1.
“Prospects for the development of regional security, as well as cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey in the military, military-technical, military education and other spheres, were discussed at business meetings,” he said. said the ministry.
During the meeting of two delegations, Hasanov expressed his gratitude for the moral and political support provided by brotherly Turkey in the 44-day war with Armenia in 2020.
The Azerbaijani Defense Minister stressed the exceptional impact of the cordial relations between the heads of state of the two brotherly countries on military cooperation, as well as in other areas.
While welcoming the guests, the Turkish Minister underlined that the strategic alliance between Azerbaijan and Turkey is based on friendly and brotherly relations. Akar said he is confident that the cooperation based on mutual trust, trust and support will continue to develop successfully.
Underlining the experience gained by the military of the two countries during joint exercises, the parties underlined the importance of holding such events regularly.
It was pointed out that Azerbaijan is expanding its military cooperation with Turkey to increase its defense capabilities, which is one of the main factors guaranteeing stability in the region.
After the solemn welcoming ceremony at the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, Hasanov signed the book of memory. Afterwards, senior officials answered questions from media representatives.
As part of his working visit to Turkey, Hasanov was received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Defense Ministry reported in another report. Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar also attended the meeting.
Later, Hasanov visited the park named after the national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev in Ankara and paid tribute to his memory.
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