News ID: 233506
Published: 0403 GMT October 28, 2018

Iran’s top general to visit Azerbaijan

Iran’s top general to visit Azerbaijan

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad-Hossein Baqeri is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Azerbaijan.

Baqeri will hold meetings with Azerbaijani officials to discuss border cooperation, countering terrorism and developments in the region, IRNA reported.

Heading a high-ranking military delegation, Baqeri will travel to Baku on Wednesday at the invitation of Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Lieutenant General Zakir Hasanov.

In February, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami visited the neighboring country.

Addressing a press conference in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, Hatami said Iran remains committed to security of its neighboring countries and will help them maintain it.

"We are committed to this policy and have told our allies in Azerbaijan that this policy has helped us bring security to different parts of the region," added Hatami, who was flanked by his Azerbaijani counterpart.

The first meeting of Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Defense Commission was held in Baku in October 2017 with the participation of a high-ranking delegation from Iran’s Defense Ministry.

The session was aimed at exchanging views about avenues for strengthening joint cooperation in the defense and military sectors.


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