Azerbaijani Defense Minister meets with Latvian Ambassador

Baku, May 6, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov has today met with Latvian Ambassador to the country Juris Maklakovs.

Mr. Hasanov hailed Azerbaijani-Latvian military cooperation, describing it as “successful” within NATO programs.

The Minister also praised the political and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Mr. Hasanov underlined that Latvia has always supported Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity and condemned Armenia`s occupation of Azerbaijani territories.

Touching upon the recent escalation of tension on the line of contact, the Minister noted that Armenia was a main threat to regional stability. He stressed the importance of settling the conflict within international legal norms and principles and according to UN Security Council resolutions.

The Latvian Ambassador hailed relations between the two countries, and added that Azerbaijan was an important partner of Latvia in Europe.

He underlined that the expansion of military cooperation with Azerbaijan was among key priorities for his country.

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