On September 9, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of
Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov received the delegation
of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, led by Major
General Mohammad Ahadi visiting Azerbaijan to participate in the
meeting of the Azerbaijan-Iran Joint Commission,
Azernews reports, citing Defense Ministry.
First, the Iranian delegation visited the Alley of Shehids
(Martyrs) and paid tribute to the memory of the heroes of the
Motherland, who sacrificed their lives for the independence and
territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, as well as laid a wreath at
the Eternal Flame monument.
At the meeting held at the Ministry of Defense, Colonel General
Z. Hasanov welcomed the guests and spoke about the reconstruction
works carried out in the liberated territories under the leadership
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief
of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, as well as the operational
situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian conditional border and in the
Karabakh economic region.
The Minister of Defense emphasized that recently, the number of
provocations committed by the Armenian armed forces units and the
illegal Armenian armed detachments in the territory of Azerbaijan,
where the Russian peacekeeping forces are temporarily stationed,
has increased, and these provocations have been immediately and
resolutely suppressed by the Azerbaijan Army Units.
Expressing gratitude for the hospitality, Major General M. Ahadi
conveyed the greetings of the Chief of the General Staff of the
Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lieutenant General
Mohammad Hossein Bagheri. He noted that Azerbaijani-Iranian
relations are based on ancient historical roots, as well as
highlighted the importance of mutual visits in terms of expanding
friendly and neighborly relations.
Expressing satisfaction with the reconstruction work carried out
by Azerbaijan in the liberated territories, the Iranian delegation
expressed concern about Armenia’s activities that could pose a
threat to stability and security in the region.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the prospects
for the development of cooperation between the countries in the
military sphere, regional security issues, as well as on other
issues of interest.
In the end, Colonel General Z.Hasanov wished the members of the
Azerbaijan-Iran Joint Commission success in their activities,
expressed hope that such meetings will make a positive contribution
to the bilateral military cooperation, and asked to convey his
greetings to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of
the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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