Azerbaijan and Pakistan examine prospects for military cooperation
On January 15, Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, met with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan in Azerbaijan, Bilal Hayee.
The Defense Ministry informs AZERTAC that Minister Hasanov congratulated the ambassador on the beginning of his diplomatic activity in the country and wished him success in his mission to expand cooperation between Azerbaijan and Pakistan.
Noting that military cooperation between the two countries is developing, as well as in other areas, the defense minister expressed confidence in the continuation of it.
Emphasizing that military ties are in the interest of both countries, the parties stressed that it is essential to intensify efforts in this regard. During the meeting, views were exchanged on conducting joint military exercises involving various branches of the military forces, including the special forces of the Azerbaijani Army, the Armed Forces of Pakistan and Turkey, the organization of mutual visits of military to exchange experiences and various other issues.
The Defense Minister thanked the Pakistani people and state for the humanitarian assistance provided to the country and the constant support for the just position of Azerbaijan at the international level.
In turn, the Pakistani diplomat congratulated the Azerbaijani people for the victory achieved in the Patriotic War and wished Allah’s mercy to the souls of all the military and civilians who fell as martyrs and the healing of the wounded.
Bilal Hayee noted that despite the geographic distance between the two countries, the two nations have historically formed friendly relations. Noting that relations in various spheres have been sufficiently strengthened, the Pakistani ambassador emphasized that there is great potential for military cooperation between the two countries.
He stressed that Pakistani specialists are willing to participate in the process of clearing the territories cleared of mines and unexploded ordnance.
During the meeting, exchanges of opinions were held on cooperation between the two countries in the military, military-technical and military educational fields. It was stressed that military cooperation between the two countries is based on friendly and fraternal relations and is mutually beneficial for both parties.