Commander of U.S. Transportation Command hails Azerbaijani peacekeepers` contribution to Afghan mission

Baku, November 9, AZERTAC

Commander of the US Transportation Command Stephen Lyons has praised Azerbaijani peacekeepers` contribution to Afghan mission as he met with the country`s First Deputy Minister of Defense, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Colonel General Najmaddin Sadikov.

Referring to the excellent service of Azerbaijani peacekeepers, General Lyons stressed that the participation of Azerbaijani soldiers in the mission in Afghanistan is an integral part of the cooperation between Azerbaijan and the United States, as well as Azerbaijan and NATO.

Touching upon the military-political situation in the region and the current situation on the front line, Colonel General Sadikov noted that Armenia continues its occupation policy against Azerbaijan. He added that the conflict can only be resolved within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and on the basis of the norms and principles of international law.

Noting the development of Azerbaijani-US relations both in a bilateral format and as part of various NATO programs, including in the field of education, Colonel General Sadikov stressed that cooperation between the countries in the field of defense, in particular with the USTRANSCOM, continues at a high level.

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