Azerbaijani MP: Other countries' military forces may be placed in Azerbaijan only in exceptional situations
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 7 / Trend T.Hajiyev /
There is no need to place any country's military forces in Azerbaijan's territory, Azerbaijani Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee member Aydin Mirzazade said.
"Based on the military doctrine, which is awaiting adoption, deployment of other countries' military contingents in the territory of Azerbaijan may be only in exceptional situation meeting our national interest," Mirzazade said.
The Azerbaijani parliament is expected to discuss the draft military doctrine. This military doctrine authorizes the deployment of other countries' military contingents in the territory of Azerbaijan.
"If even other countries' military contingents placed in Azerbaijan, this could be only for the short term and specifying their powers and framework of action. There is no need for their deployment now. If it happens in the future, it will cover only limited troops of friendly countries to Azerbaijan and only for a short and specific time. These may be the countries that recognize the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the countries which will take place in collaboration with Azerbaijan in the struggle against the processes that are contrary to the national interests of our country," Mirzazade said.
Expressing his attitude towards the issue that deployment of other states' troops in the country may damage the national security of Azerbaijan, Mirzazade said that extensive discussions will be held before taking any steps in this direction.
"We will adopt such a decision only after estimation of all positives and negatives regarding the problem that we may face today and in the future. It can not be a hasty step, the consequences of which would not be thought about. This will be possible only after serious discussion and comprehensive thinking. This can only be an exceptional action," Mirzazade said.
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