Azerbaijani Minister of Defense visiting NATO
Baku, June 2 (AZERTAC). Azerbaijan`s Minister of Defense, colonel-general Zakir Hasanov is paying an official visit to Belgium at the invitation of General Philip M. Breedlove, NATO`s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe (SACEUR) and Commander of U.S. European Command.
The prospects for the Azerbaijani relations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will be discussed at the meetings to be held within the visit.
The Azerbaijani delegation is expected to familiarize themselves with the activity of NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), which is the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO), one of NATO`s two strategic military commands. It is located at Casteau, north of the Belgian city of Mons.
At the invitation of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, General Hasanov will also attend the next meeting of the International Security Assistance Forces’ (ISAF) defense ministers of the alliance partners, which will be held in Brussels on June 4.