Azerbaijan and Iran discussed prospects for the development of military cooperation

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© APA | Azerbaijan's Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov and Iran's Defence Minister Mohammadreza Garay Ashtiani

# 25 January 2022 21:06 (UTC +04:00)

The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, who is on an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with the Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, Major General Mohammad Reza Gharaei Ashtiani, APA reports citing Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defence.

Before the meeting, Defense Minister Colonel General Z. Hasanov got acquainted with various military products demonstrated in the exhibition hall of the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Expressing satisfaction with seeing the guests in Iran, Major General M. Gharaei Ashtiani stressed that religious, historical and cultural ties between the peoples of the two countries are based on traditional friendship. The Iranian minister stressed that the development of military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran is an important factor.

In turn, thanking for hospitality, Colonel General Z. Hasanov noted that the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations have a long history and are built on solid foundations.

Colonel General Z. Hasanov invited the Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics of the Islamic Republic of Iran to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan.

The meeting highly appreciated the activities of the joint working group established between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics of the Islamic Republic of Iran to develop military cooperation, as well as measures taken under bilateral agreements.

The sides exchanged views on the prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran in the fields of military, military-technical and military medicine, the organization of mutual visits of expert groups and other issues of interest.

At the end of the meeting, a protocol was signed between the parties.

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