Azerbaijani Defense Minister meets with American Guard commander
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 30 /Trend, I. Izzet/
Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel General Safar Abiyev met with the Commander of the Oklahoma (USA) National Guard, Major General Myles Deering on Friday.
During the meeting, the minister expressed his satisfaction with the recent positive results achieved by the two countries in various areas of cooperation and added that good existing opportunities create favorable conditions for the development of relations between the countries, Defence Ministry told Trend on Friday.
Safar Abiyev noted that the 907th amendment puts some impediments on the development of close cooperation. According to the minister, despite the fact that U.S legislation creates certain impediments, the development and deepening of partnership is in the strategic interest of both countries.
General Deering agreed with the minister and noted that Azerbaijan is a close partner of the U.S. The guest expressed his deep gratitude to Safar Abiyev for the significant contribution of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces to the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.