First Deputy Speaker: No country can be included in Azerbaijani military doctrine
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 / Trend M. Aliyev /
We can not include the name of any country or organization in the Azerbaijani military doctrine due to the fact that it is a document of a defensive nature. But we can conclude the international agreements with them, the First Deputy Speaker Ziyafet Askerov said during the first discussion of the military doctrine at the extraordinary session of the Azerbaijani parliament.
"Azerbaijan has signed agreements on military cooperation with more than 30 countries. The work over a document has been held for six years. Much time was required to take into account all the national interests of Azerbaijan", Askerov said.
Azerbaijani Military Doctrine was submitted for first discussion at the extraordinary session of the Azerbaijani Parliament, held on Tuesday. Some MPs proposed to include the names of the countries and organizations, with which there is close cooperation, in the military doctrine.
The document consists of seven sections and 75 items.
The document reflected such issues as national security, military threat in the region, the facts of military aggression, military aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan, real problems and challenges facing the armed forces of Azerbaijan.
The questions of the future strategy of military development, the international military cooperation, military ties, bilateral military treaties and other issues were also indicated there.
Armenia is indicated as an aggressor in the doctrine.
The draft military doctrine envisages exceptions concerning the location of foreign military bases on the territory of Azerbaijan. The document says that in case of necessity, Azerbaijan reserves such power.
The issues connected with the state as a result of this aggression and huge risks for security were also reflected in this document. Azerbaijan's priorities in the region were stressed in the project.
The draft military doctrine reflected the issues of global crises, violent struggle being waged over energy resources, and support for separatism, etc.