Bilateral agreements on military cooperation were signed during the meeting of Safar Abiyev, the Azerbaijani Defense Minister, with his Rumanian counterpart Theodore Atanasiu on Tuesday, the press service of the Azerbaijani Ministry told Trend.
At reception of the delegation led by Atanasiu, Abiyev noted that the visit of Ilham Aliyev, the Azerbaijani President, in October 2004 stimulated further deepening of the Azerbaijani-Rumanian ties. We pin great importance to the cooperation with Rumania in all spheres, including, military field, Abiyev underlined.
Touching upon the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict, he stressed that Azerbaijan supported the regulation of the problem within international legal norms and territorial integrity. In case
of unsuccessful negotiations, Azerbaijan will resort to other opportunities, Abiyev said.
In his turn, Atanasiu noted that the visit would serve to further expansion of the cooperation. According to Atanasiu, ensuring of peace and stability in the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea countries is important issue to Rumania.
As a result of the meeting the sides signed agreement on military and technical cooperation between the Azerbaijani and Rumanian governments, agreement on protection of secret military information exchangeable between the Azerbaijani and Rumanian Defense Ministries, additional protocol on cooperation in military education between the Azerbaijani and Rumanian Defense Ministries signed in Baku on 15 February 2000.