Tehran, Baku to mull fight against drug smuggling (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3
By Umid Niayesh – Trend:
Iran and Azerbaijan will discuss cooperation in economic, transportation and social issues as well as fighting against drug trafficking during the ongoing visit of Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli to Baku.
Implementation of joint projects, including the North-South project will be discussed during the meetings, Rahmani Fazli said in an exclusive interview with Trend Oct. 3.
He further said that cooperation in border security and experience exchange between Iranian and Azerbaijani police as well as cooperation in the fight against drug smuggling will be on the agenda of his negotiations with Azerbaijani officials.
Iran and Azerbaijan will also discuss cooperation in disaster control, Rahmani Fazli said, adding that during the visit, the parties will discuss the implementation of the agreements reached earlier between Tehran and Baku on economic, trade and cultural cooperation.
Rahmani Fazli arrived in Baku Oct. 3 for a two-day official visit.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani visited Baku last August. Several documents on cooperation in industry, banking, transport, science, tourism, culture and others were signed between the two countries during the visit.
Tehran and Baku signed 11 memorandums of understanding during the visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Iran on February 23.