The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey, Hulusi Akar who is visiting our country, in Nakhchivan on June 10.
Before the meeting, the Turkish minister laid a wreath at the Heydar Aliyev monument erected in the center of Nakhchivan and visited the Heydar Aliyev Museum.
H. Akar also laid a wreath at the bust of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
The Turkish delegation visited the Alley of Martyrs and laid flowers at the graves of our compatriots who sacrificed their lives for the independence and territorial integrity of our country.
An official welcome ceremony was held for the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey in front of the headquarters of the Combined Arms Army. A guard of honor was lined up on the square where the state flags of the two countries were waving. The chief of the guard of honor reported to the Minister of National Defense of Turkey. The national anthems of Turkey and Azerbaijan were performed.
The Minister of National Defense of Turkey signed the Book of Memory.
Then, during the meeting held with the participation of delegations, the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan welcoming the guests, stressed that military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey is built on fraternal and friendly relations, adding that these relations are constantly developing and meet the interests of our countries.
Colonel General Z. Hasanov particularly stressed that Azerbaijan is expanding cooperation with Turkey in the military, military-technical and military-educational fields to strengthen the country’s military power and this is the main factor of ensuring stability in the region.
The Turkish Minister, in turn, expressed satisfaction with the fraternal and friendly relationship and the level of fruitful cooperation between our countries. The guest spoke about the significance of joint military exercises conducted with the participation of various types of troops, as well as mutual visits and meetings of military experts of the two countries.
The sides, highly appreciating the results achieved during the Azerbaijani-Turkish Live-Firing Joint Tactical Exercises “Indestructible Brotherhood-2019”, noted the importance of conducting such exercises.
During the meeting, a wide exchange of views was also held on other issues related to regional and mutual cooperation.