Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
If the negotiations on Avigdor Lieberman's appointment as Israel's defense minister are completed successfully, it will benefit both Israel and Azerbaijan, Lev Spivak, director general of the International Association "Israel-Azerbaijan", told Trend May 19.
"As for Israel, he is the only politician, who has a clear position on the Gaza Strip and on methods to counter terror inside the country," said Spivak adding that Lieberman has enough willpower and political credit not only to have a position, but also to put it into practice.
Spivak also noted that Lieberman in this post will bring great benefit as a person, who has experience not in the military sphere, but in foreign and strategic policy, in particular, during Israel's relations with regional countries.
"Meanwhile, I see benefits for Azerbaijan too," said the director general.
From the outset, Lieberman has been a politician, who began to strengthen and establish close ties with Azerbaijan, was able to change the Israeli policy to face Azerbaijan, said Spivak.
He went on to add that thanks to Lieberman, today the two countries have a high level of cooperation, including in the fields of defense and security.
Moreover, the head of the international association thinks that it will be very good, if Sofa Landver will receive the post of Israel's minister of immigrant absorption.
"Her great experience will be useful for all new repatriate, to whom we - natives of Azerbaijan - also belong," said Spivak.
Avigdor Lieberman has accepted the offer of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take the post of defense minister in the new coalition government with the participation of the "Israel our Home" party, Israel's cursorinfo.co.il news agency reported earlier.
Edited by SI