Azerbaijan’s lands under Armenian occupation used for illegal purposes - border service

  06 December 2017    Read: 921
Azerbaijan’s lands under Armenian occupation used for illegal purposes - border service

The occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s lands as a result of the Armenian aggression, as well as their use for illegal purposes, continue, Colonel General Elchin Guliyev, chief of the country’s State Border Service, said.

He made the remarks at a meeting with chief of the Main Directorate for Plans and Principles of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Yavuz Turkgenci, the State Border Service said Dec. 6.

At the meeting, the sides appraised the state of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan’s State Border Service and the Turkish Armed Forces, exchanged views on the prospects for further cooperation.

The parties discussed the operational situation at the state borders of Azerbaijan, provided information on the threats to border security, the work and success achieved in the field of combating cross-border crime, reforms carried out in Azerbaijan’s State Border Service, strengthening border security system, improving the material and technical base.

The sides stressed the need to deepen ties in the military and military-technical spheres, exchange experience in order to strengthen security of borders and expand cooperation in holding joint events.

Erkan Ozoral, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan, attended the meeting.

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