Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister: “We will drive the aggressors out of our lands, even by force”

Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister: “We will drive the aggressors out of our lands, even by force”
# 17 March 2008 15:47 (UTC +04:00)
Touching upon Azerbaijan’s cooperation plans with NATO, the Defense Minister said Azerbaijan had participated in the events within the framework of several cooperation programs with NATO. The minister noted that all kinds of Azerbaijani Armed Forces – Land Troops, Military Air Forces and Navy had been confirmed to NATO standards. Military education of officers, as well as all military trainings is in line with these standards. Touching upon Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Safar Abiyev said no concrete progress had been achieved in the peaceful settlement of the conflict because of Armenia’s non-constructive position.
“This situation may aggravate the tension. Azerbaijan cannot agree to the occupation of its territories. We will drive the aggressors out of our lands, even by force,” he said.
Stressing the further development of NATO-Azerbaijan relations, NATO official expressed his satisfaction with Azerbaijan’s achievements.

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