Azerbaijani defense minister meets Russian chief military prosecutor (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 8
Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has met with a delegation led by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia, Chief Military Prosecutor, 1st Class State Counselor of Justice Valeriy Petrov that is on a visit to Azerbaijan, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.
Welcoming the guests, the minister of defense emphasized the huge role of the heads of state in establishing relations between the two countries and noted that the cooperation is based on friendly relations, mutual trust, and this is important in terms of expanding ties in the military and military-technical spheres.
Touching upon the military-political situation and security issues in the region, Hasanov noted that the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the main threat to the regional security. The minister emphasized the importance of resolving the conflict within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and on the basis of the norms and principles of international law.
Noting that the large-scale reforms carried out in the Azerbaijani army on the instructions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief helped to reduce the number of crimes, the minister of defense also emphasized the importance of steps undertaken jointly with the bodies of the Military Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan.
In turn, Petrov noted that Russia-Azerbaijan relations have historical roots and that the two countries are strategic partners, and stressed the importance of organization of mutual meetings between military representatives in terms of the expansion of developing bilateral relations.
The parties noted that the efforts of the military lawyers of both countries are aimed at strengthening the fight against crime, ensuring law and order in the troops, strengthening the country’s defense capabilities, excluding any forms of corruption, protecting the rights and legitimate interests of servicemen and their families.
The parties also expressed hope that this visit will be fruitful and useful, and further contacts will be constant and close.