Azerbaijani Defense Minister: “Armenia is a major threat to the regional stability”

Baku: Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov has received Latvian Defense Minister Raymond being on an official visit to Azerbaijan, the Ministry’s press service told APA.

The delegation led by R. Veyonis first visited Heydar Aliyev’s grave in the Alley of Honor and the Alley of Martyrs.

Following this, at the extended meeting with the participation of the delegations Hasanov emphasized that Azerbaijan and Latvia implement the military cooperation within the framework of NATO’s various programs and on a bilateral basis. He added that the cooperation is based on friendly relations and constantly evolving.

Referring to the recent tension on the line of contact, the Defense Minister stressed that Armenia is a major threat to the regional stability and underlined the importance of a solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict according to the international law and relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.

Veyonis, in his turn, said that the relations between the two countries are based on friendly relations and Latvia is an important partner for Azerbaijan in Europe.

The sides exchanged views on the military relations between Azerbaijan and Latvia and other issues of mutual interest.

The visit will last until August 11.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY