Azerbaijan and Georgian Defense Ministers held a meeting in Baku-VIDEO

Zakir Hasanov and Juansher Burchuladze

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# 22 December 2021 15:49 (UTC +04:00)

On December 21, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov met with the delegation led by the Minister of Defense of Georgia, Mr. Juansher Burchuladze, the Ministry of Defence told APA.

Before the meeting, an official welcoming ceremony was held in the Ministry of Defense. The Minister of Defense of Georgia passed along the guard of honor and national anthems of both countries were performed.

During the meeting, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov welcomed the guests. İn his speech, he stressed that joint cooperation between the two countries is at a high level and plays an important role not only in the development of the countries but also in ensuring security in the entire region. The Minister noted the importance of joint exercises, the "Eternity-2021” computer-assisted Trilateral Joint Command and Staff Exercises conducted in Georgia as well as its being a clear example of friendship and unshakable cooperation between the countries.

The Minister of Defense informed his colleague about the work carried out in the territories liberated under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev.

J. Burchuladze expressed satisfaction with his visit to Azerbaijan and noted that it was a clear example of the high level of cooperation between the two countries. He also stressed the significance of holding such meetings in terms of expanding cooperation between the states.

The Georgian Defense Minister congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the victory in the Patriotic War and ensuring the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. He stressed the importance of establishing peace in the region.

It was emphasized at the meeting that the friendly relations between the heads of the two countries played an important role in the development of ties between the two countries. The sides exchanged views on the work done to develop bilateral and trilateral joint military cooperation with the participation of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Türkiye.

During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the prospects for the development of military cooperation, joint military exercises, organization of working meetings, and other issues of mutual interest.

Following the meeting, the "Plan of bilateral cooperation for 2022" was signed between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Defense of Georgia.

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