Azerbaijan, Turkey mull military issues

By: Sara Rajabova

Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov has met Turkish ambassador to Baku Ismail Alper Coskun.

The discussions revolved around the jointly implemented actions, the importance of bilateral military cooperation, the military-political situation in region and necessity of settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict for region.

The sides underlined the importance of organizing reciprocal visits of the representatives of the armed forces of both countries, joint trainings on military-technical education and strengthening of cooperation in the coming years.

Hasanov and Coskun had comprehensive exchange of views on the prospects of all-sided relations.

Military attaché of the Turkish Armed Forces in Azerbaijan, colonel-major Hasan Nevzat Tasdeler was present at the meeting.

Azerbaijan and Turkey’s relations have always been strong due to their common culture and history and the mutual intelligibility of Turkish and Azerbaijani languages.

Turkey was the first country in the world to recognize Azerbaijan’s independence in 1991 and has been a staunch supporter of Azerbaijan in its efforts to consolidate its independence, preserve its territorial integrity, and realize its economic potential that arises from the rich natural resources of the Caspian Sea.