Azerbaijani defense minister meets Russia’s chief military prosecutor

  08 October 2019    Read: 834
  Azerbaijani defense minister meets Russia’s chief military prosecutor

Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov on Tuesday met with a delegation led by Russian Deputy Prosecutor General, Chief Military Prosecutor, 1st Class State Counsellor of Justice Valeriy Petrov.

Welcoming the guests, Minister Hasanov emphasized the huge role of the heads of state in establishing relations between the two countries, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told AzVision.az.

He noted that the cooperation between the two countries is based on friendly relations, mutual trust and, these relations are important in terms of expanding relations in the military and military-technical spheres.

Touching upon the military-political situation and security issues in the region, Minister Hasanov stressed that the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the main threat to regional security. The minister emphasized the importance of resolving the conflict within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and on the basis of the norms and principles of international law.

Noting that the large-scale reforms carried out in the Azerbaijan Army on the instructions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief helped to reduce the number of crimes, the minister also emphasized the importance of steps undertaken jointly with the bodies of the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Petrov, in turn, noted that Russia-Azerbaijan relations have historical roots, and the two countries are strategic partners. He stressed the importance of organization and implementation of mutual meetings between military representatives in terms of the expansion of developing bilateral relations.

The parties noted that the efforts of the military lawyers of both countries are aimed at strengthening the fight against crime, ensuring law and order in the troops, strengthening the country's defense capabilities, excluding any forms of corruption, protecting the rights and legitimate interests of servicemen and their families.

The parties also expressed hope that this visit will be fruitful and useful, and further contacts will be constant and close.


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