Azerbaijani defense minister holds meeting with Turkish counterpart

Azerbaijani defense minister holds meeting with Turkish counterpart

Baku, The Gulf Observer: Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov held a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Yasar Guler on Monday in Baku, the Defense Ministry’s press service told media.

Minister Hasanov warmly welcomed the Turkish delegation and noted that cooperation and strategic alliance between Azerbaijan and Türkiye in the military field is based on friendship and brotherly relations as in other fields.

The memory of martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the independence and territorial integrity of both fraternal countries was honored with respect and reverence.

The defense minister emphasized that President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev and President of the Republic of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan highly value the current cooperation and prospects in the field of defense between Azerbaijan and Türkiye, and noted the necessity of such meetings in terms of further expansion of the relations.

Expressing satisfaction with his visit to the fraternal country, Güler thanked for the hospitality and conveyed confidence that the cooperation between the countries, based on mutual trust and support, will continue to develop successfully.

It was highlighted that Azerbaijani-Turkish ties are based on allied relations according to the Shusha Declaration. The exceptional role of the declaration in the development of bilateral relations was emphasized.

A detailed exchange of views on the importance of increasing the intensity of joint exercises, military-political processes in the region and in the world, ways to ensure stability in the region and other issues of mutual interest was also held at the meeting.