Azerbaijan’s defense minister meets with his Turkish counterpart

A delegation led by Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Türkiye Yashar Guler, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan, has visited the graves of National Leader of Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev and prominent ophthalmologist, academician Zarifa Aliyeva in the Alley of Honor, as well as the Alley of Martyrs and Turkish Martyrs’ Cemetery, and laid flowers and honored their blessed memory, the Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC.

Then a solemn welcoming ceremony was held at the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry. The Defense Ministers of both countries passed along the guard of honor and the national anthems of Azerbaijan and Türkiye accompanied by the military orchestra were performed.

After the welcoming ceremony, the Minister of Defense and other leadership of the Ministry met with the Turkish delegation.

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov greeted the guests and said that he was pleased to welcome them in Azerbaijan. Having noted that the military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Türkiye is at a high level, the minister also stressed the importance of continuing the work carried out in this direction at an increasing pace.

Expressing satisfaction with his first official visit to fraternal Azerbaijan as the Minister of National Defense of Türkiye, Yashar Guler thanked for the hospitality and noted that the strategic alliance between the two countries is based on friendship and brotherly relations.

During the meeting, the parties discussed prospects for the development of cooperation between the two countries in the military, military-technical, military-educational and other spheres, as well as issues of regional security and mutual interest.

BY NADEEM FAISAL BAIGA