Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Agayeva / The joint use of Gabala Radio Radar Station by the USA and Russia will increase the image of Azerbaijan in the world, said the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov.
Answering the question about Azerbaijan's participation in the management of the Station, Mammadyarov said that this is would be good, if Azerbaijan would have specialists who are capable of working in this sphere.
Mammadyarov briefed the media on the 8th of June, stating that it is too early to speak of any influences of the joint use of Gabala Radio Radar Station upon the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. According to him, it will depend on the forthcoming talks regarding the joint use of the Station.
"The table of negotiations should be attended by the military, political and ecological experts of Azerbaijan, Russia and the USA, who will study the details of this issue," the Minister said.
Russia leases the Gabala Radio Radar Station in Azerbaijan. The station is part of the Russian system tracking movement of the ballistic missiles. The station was constructed during the rule of the former Soviet Union as one of the significant elements of the anti-missile system of the USSR. After Azerbaijan regained its independence and owned the station, Russia offered to use it. A ten-year agreement to rent the station was signed in 2002.