Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 February / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / The French Defense Ministry proposes to hold joint trainings with Azerbaijan.
"The French Defense Ministry is planning to cooperate with Azerbaijan in three spheres, including geopolitical and political consultations, as well as cooperation in the military and strategic spheres," stated Terri Borj de Mozot, the representative of French Defense Ministry, during his meeting with Ziyafat Askarov, the Azerbaijani first Prime Speaker and chairman of permanent Parliamentary Commission on Security and Defense Issues.
Mozot said that the Azerbaijan's position has aroused interested in France for the Caucasus region, particularly with the Armenia. "We are also very much interested in your relations with Russia, Turkey and Iran. From the military point of view, Azerbaijan is a strategically important country. France wants to establish good relations with Azerbaijan, the country which is important for us from the political and economic points of view," he said.
According to him, France is also interested in the military cooperation. "The defense Minister has commissioned me to hold negotiations in order to increase the partnership level with Azerbaijan. We discussed with Azerbaijani Defense Minister, the various prospects of military cooperation," he added.
Askarov expressed his satisfaction in the partnership level between Azerbaijan and France.