Zakir Hasanov meets Secretary of CIS Defense Ministers Council

Baku, April 26, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov has met with newly-appointed Secretary of the CIS Defense Ministers Council Yuri Dashkin.

The Azerbaijani Minister highlighted the recent events and current situation on the line of contact of Armenian and Azerbaijani troops. Minister Hasanov stressed the facts that the Armenians shelled the settlements and civilians.

The Defense Minister emphasized that for more than 20 years the internationally recognized Azerbaijani territories had been under the Armenian occupation, with over one million Azerbaijanis being IDPs. Hasanov noted that the negotiations had not yield any results.

Touching upon relations in the military field with the CIS member countries, the Minister said there were good opportunities for the further development of this cooperation.

Yuri Dashkin stressed the importance of expanding military cooperation among the CIS member countries.

Hasanov wished Yuri Dashkin success in his new position.

The sides also discussed other issues of mutual interest.

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