Azerbaijan Defence Minister meets Director General of NATO’s International Military Staff

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17 April 2019

Today, Azerbaijani Defence Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with a delegation led by Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, the Director General of NATO’s International Military Staff, ONA reports citing Defence Ministry.

The Minister of Defense stressing that the visit coincides with the 70th anniversary of NATO and the 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan-NATO cooperation, noted that Azerbaijan’s relations with the Alliance are multilateral and special attention is paid to this anniversary of the partnership at the state level.

The Minister of Defense recalling the political support provided by NATO to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our state, brought to the attention that this serves to strengthen Euro-Atlantic security and is also important for regional peace and stability.

J. Broeks, in turn, highly appreciating the Azerbaijan-NATO relations, highlighted the contribution made by our peacekeepers to international security within the framework of the missions conducted in Afghanistan, the active participation of Azerbaijani servicemen in many programs of the Alliance, as well as the level of training of our officers undergoing service at various NATO headquarters.

During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of operational training, conducting exercises, the development of military education, the achievement of interoperability of troops, and held a detailed exchange of views on the current state and prospects for the development of cooperation.