Azerbaijan, Iran mull security cooperation along borders
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
Commander of Iran's Border Police Brigadier-General Qasem Rezaei and Azerbaijan's Interior Minister Colonel-General Ramil Usubov have discussed expansion of bilateral ties between two neighboring countries at a meeting in Baku.
During the meeting, calling for the expansion of unilateral cooperation particularly in combating drug smuggling, Brig-Gen Qasem Rezaei invited Colonel-General Ramil Usubov to pay an official visit to Tehran, Iranian Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pak Ayeen announced. Brig-Gen Rezai expressed Tehran's readiness for cooperation with Azerbaijan for combating drug smuggling and terrorism.
Saying that the Islamic Republic seeks expansion of ties with neighboring countries, he added that strengthening ties with Baku is of high importance for Tehran.
In turn, Azerbaijani Interior Minister expressed his positive views over joint cooperation with Iran aimed at confronting drug smuggling, organized crimes and sharing experiences between police forces from both sides though holding training courses.
Highlighting friendly ties between Tehran and Baku, the minister expressed his satisfaction over security and peaceful conditions along the borders of Iran and Azerbaijan.
He further added that the Republic of Azerbaijan is fully ready to promote cooperation with Iran's border police.
Brig-Gen Rezaei has arrived in Baku at the official invitation of Azerbaijani State Border Service's (SBS) Chief, Border Troops Commander, Colonel general Elchin Guliyev to attend the ninth meeting of the border commanders of Iran and Azerbaijan discussing the issues of common threats along the borders, joint fight against narcotics trafficking, organized crimes as well as protecting the security of borders.