Azeri defence chief, US envoy discuss military cooperation
Bilik Dunyasi news agency
26 May 04
Baku, 26 May: Azerbaijani Defence Minister Safar Abiyev received
yesterday [25 May] US ambassador to Azerbaijan Reno Harnish. The
minister expressed deep satisfaction regarding close cooperation
with the US government. A few days ago, Azerbaijani President Ilham
Aliyev presented the NATO secretary-general with a plan of individual
cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO in Brussels.
“We are seriously preparing for the Cooperative Best Effort-2004
exercises to be held within the framework of NATO’s Partnership for
Peace Programme in Baku this autumn. Azerbaijan’s integration into
NATO bodies is continuing successfully.
According to Harnish, a new stage of cooperation has started between
Azerbaijan and NATO.
“The image of your country is improving on an international level day
by day. Azerbaijan’s peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, Afghanistan and
Iraq enhance the country’s status in the world. These activities will
yield positive results in the Karabakh conflict,” the ambassador said.
Then the sides exchanged views over military cooperation between
the two countries and the fight against the spread of weapons of
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress