Azerbaijan's Defense Minister: “Turkish-Russian Joint Monitoring Center will contribute to long-term peace and security in the region”
- 30 January 2021
"The Azerbaijani Army has launched a counterattack preventing another provocation by the Armenian Armed Forces on September 27, 2020. The war, which has continued with the leadership of Supreme Commander-in-Chief for 44 days, has ended with the Victory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and territorial integrity has been restored” said Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the opening ceremony of the Turkish-Russian Joint Monitoring Center.
Minister noted that ceasefire regime was achieved with the trilateral statement, signed by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the Russian Federation, and Armenian Prime Minister on November 10, 2020, and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which lasted for nearly 30 years, was finished: “Peace has been achieved in the region thanks to efforts of the military-political leadership of the Republic of Turkey and Federation of Russia. The Memorandum on establishment a Joint Monitoring Center on Ceasefire Control, signed between Turkey and Russia on November 11, 2020, has a special importance.”
Z. Hasanov said that the activity of the Center will provide its contribution to the establishment of long-lasting peace and security in the region: “We are also sure that friendship and working relations will be set among our Turkish and Russian counterparts in the Center. I congratulate Turkish and Russian military servicemen on the occasion of opening Joint Monitoring Center on Ceasefire Control, wish them successes in their service combat activities.”