Baku, Azerbaijan, June 12
Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov today met with Turkey’s Commander of Land Forces, General of the Army Salih Zeki Colak, who is currently on a visit in Azerbaijan, said the press service of Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
After greeting the guests, Hasanov noted that Azerbaijan and Turkey cooperate in the military sphere both on a bilateral basis and within NATO. He pointed out the expansion of ties in the military and technical spheres and in military education.
Speaking of his visit to Azerbaijan, Salih Zeki Colak noted the importance of the joint tactical drills conducted in Nakhchivan. He said the ties between the two countries have historical roots and are based on traditions of friendship, adding that Azerbaijan is an important partner of Turkey.
Then the sides exchanged views on the military and political situation in the region, prospects for the development of ties between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey, as well as on a number of other issues of mutual interest.
At the end of the meeting, Salih Zeki Colak was awarded with the medal “For Merits in Military Cooperation” for his contribution to strengthening of the Azerbaijan-Turkey military cooperation.