BAKU: Azeri DM, Russian diplomats debate military, political sit.

Azeri defence chief, Russian diplomats debate military, political situation

Lider TV, Baku
30 Apr 04

Azerbaijani Defence Minister Col-Gen Safar Abiyev has received the
Russian ambassador to Azerbaijan, Nikolay Ryabov, and the military
attache, Vladimir Lomakin.

Azerbaijan will soon appoint its military attache to Russia, the
minister said. The defence minister said that Azerbaijan was pinning
high hopes on Russia in the settlement of the [Karabakh] conflict.

The sides had also an exchange of opinions on the prospects of
development between Azerbaijan and Russia, the defence ministries of
the countries, including the military and political situation in the
South Caucasus.