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Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry issues statement on Navy Commander’s failure to visit Iran

Baku. Ramil Mammadli – APA. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry has made a statement on failure of Commander of the Azerbaijan Naval Forces, Vice-Admiral Shahin Sultanov to visit Iran.

Head of the Ministry’s press service, Colonel Eldar Sabiroglu told APA that information regarding the cancellation of Shahin Sultanov’s expected visit to Iran is inaccurate: ‘The visit has just been postponed. The negotiations are currently underway. As soon as the date of the visit is fixed, Commander of the Azerbaijan Naval Forces, Vice-Admiral Shahin Sultanov will pay a visit to Iran’.


Iran’s state television reported that the visit had been cancelled by Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry.

 

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Baku. Real Jafarli – APA. The visit of Commander of the Azerbaijan Naval Forces, Vice-Admiral Shahin Sultanov to Iran has failed, APA reports quoting IRIB.

The visit was abolished by Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

However, the ministry has not given any official statement regarding this issue.

On August 18, Shahin Sultanov was to pay a three-day visit to Iran at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.
The purpose of the visit was to develop maritime cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan.
Within the framework of visit it was also planned to view Iran’s Naval Forces bases.

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