Baku, December 5, AZERTAC
At the invitation of Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, a delegation led by Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkiye Hulusi Akar has arrived in Azerbaijan on a working visit. Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov met the delegation at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
A solemn welcoming ceremony was held at the Ministry of Defense. The defense ministers of both countries passed along the guard of honor and the national anthems of Azerbaijan and fraternal Turkiye were performed.
Following the welcoming ceremony, the defense minister and the leadership of the Ministry met with the Turkish delegation.
Chief of the General Staff, Army General Yasar Guler, Commander of the Land Forces, Army General Musa Avsever, Commander of the Air Force, Army General Atilla Gulan, Commander of the Naval Forces, Admiral Ercument Tatlioglu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkiye to Azerbaijan Cahit Bagci and other officials participated in the meeting.
Welcoming the guests, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov highlighted the development of military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkiye, as well as emphasized the significance of further expanding the work carried out in this direction.
Emphasizing satisfaction with the visit to the fraternal country, Hulusi Akar expressed gratitude for the hospitality and stressed that the strategic alliance between the two countries is based on friendly and fraternal relations.
At the meeting, the great importance of the “Fraternal Fist” joint exercises held in the city of Baku, as well as the territories of Astara, Jabrayil, and Imishli districts in accordance with the agreement on cooperation in the military field signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkiye, was emphasized.
During the exchange of views on issues of mutual interest, prospects for the development of cooperation between the two countries in the military, military-technical, military-educational, and other spheres, as well as regional security issues were discussed.
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