0712 GMT February 20, 2019
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said that Tehran and Baku are interested in maintaining peace and security in the region.
General Baqeri made the remarks in a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on Wednesday.
He has traveled to Azerbaijan to explore ways for further expansion of ties, the security cooperation in particular, between the two neighbors.
Baqeri said Iran and Azerbaijan are cooperating in economic, political, military, and security fields.
Baqeri added that Tehran and Baku are also interested in expanding their military and technological cooperation to secure their borders.
Upon his arrival in Baku on Wednesday, Baqeri told IRNA that his visit to the neighboring Azerbaijan is aimed at boosting security collaboration between the two nations.
Iran and Azerbaijan have accelerated efforts in recent years to forge closer partnership in various areas.
The Azerbajani president has paid several official visits to Tehran over the past few years.
In one of the trips in 2016, the two sides signed eleven memorandums of understanding and agreements to promote mutual cooperation in a range of fields.