30/11/2016 17:44

A cooperation plan for 2017 between the Ministries of Defense of Azerbaijan and Russia is signed

On November 30, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, taking part in a regular meeting of the Council of CIS Defense Ministers in Moscow, met with Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

Sides discussed current state and the prospects of development of military and military-technical cooperation between the two countries as well as exchanged views on issues of regional security, press service MOD of Azerbaijan told Azeri Defence.

S.Shoigu said that Defense Ministries of both countries conduct joint activities in the fight against international terrorism. He also noted the implementation of plans of military cooperation.

According to the Russian Defence Minister, Russia and Azerbaijan are to extend their cooperation in providing security of the Caspian Region.

“I’m confident that all this will have an important influence on stability in the region,” noted General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

General of the Army Sergei Shoigu also stated that Azerbaijan was ready to hold the Caspian Cup contest of the International Army Games 2017.

Colonel General Zakir Hasanov emphasized that military and military-technical cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia is being held and this meeting will be helpful for both countries.

Colonel General Zakir Hasanov said that the Azerbaijani military servicemen took part in the Games with great pleasure.

“I hope that we will organize the contest in territorial waters of Azerbaijan by technical support of the Russian Federation,” stated Minister of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan Colonel General Zakir Hasanov.

At the end of the meeting, Defense Ministers signed a cooperation plan for 2017 between the Ministries of Defense of Azerbaijan and Russia.