On December 5, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Saeed Khan Mohmand, who is completing his diplomatic mission in our country, Ministry of Defence told ONA.
The Minister of Defense noting that military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Pakistan is developing as well as in other areas expressed confidence in its further continuation.
At the meeting, the sides, noting that military relations are in the interests of both countries considered it important to intensify efforts in this area. During the discussion of the latest developments in the region where our countries are located, an exchange of views was held on conducting joint military exercises with the involvement of various types of troops, including Special Forces of Azerbaijan and Pakistan, organization of mutual visits of servicemen to exchange experience, as well as number of other issues.
Touching upon the military-political situation in the region, the Defense Minister expressed gratitude for Pakistan's support of Azerbaijan's position in settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the international organizations and stressed that Azerbaijan also supports the territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Colonel General Z. Hasanov expressing gratitude to the ambassador for his efforts in expanding relations in the military and military-technical spheres between Azerbaijan and Pakistan over the period of the diplomatic mission in our country wished him success in his future activity.
The diplomat, in turn, noted that he is parting with our country with good impressions and will forever remain a sincere friend of the Azerbaijani state and people. Ambassador noted that despite the long distant location of our countries from a geographical point of view, friendly relations have historically been formed between our peoples. The Pakistani Ambassador stressing that relations in various spheres were developed and sufficiently strengthened noted the great potential for military cooperation between the two countries.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on cooperation between our countries in the military, military-technical and military-educational fields. It was emphasized that military cooperation between the countries was built on friendly and fraternal relations and is mutually beneficial for both sides.