“I am pleased to welcome you to the hospitable land of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan highly values the friendship and common heritage of our peoples. First of all, I would like to thank you for the decision to hold the regular 77th meeting of the Council of Ministers of Defense of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Azerbaijan,” stated by Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov in the meeting of the Council of CIS Defense Ministers in Baku, Ministry of Defence told APA.
The Minister said: “It is a great honor for us to host this meeting in Baku. I hope today's meeting will be very productive, eventful and will serve the further development of our relations. We hope that today's meeting will give an additional impetus to the development and deepening of cooperation between our countries, and will outline new prospects for cooperation, as well as contribute to strengthening peace, stability, and security in our states. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our colleagues from the Secretariat of the Council of CIS Defense Ministers for the effort and invaluable assistance in organizing this meeting. I hope that you all will enjoy being in Azerbaijan and you will have the opportunity to get to know Baku better and get acquainted with the positive transformations that are taking place in our country today. I wish all participants fruitful work and success in solving the crucial and ambitious tasks facing you for the good of your country".