BAKU: NATO field exercises due in Baku in September

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
Aug 5 2004

[August 05, 2004, 11:55:59]

On August 4, Minister of Defense of the Azerbaijan Republic,
colonel-general Safar Abiyev has met the assistant to the commander
of the Northeast Alliance staff of the NATO general – major Henry
Hans Mammon.

As was informed to AzerTAj from the press-service of the Ministry of
Defense, having welcomed the visitor, the minister has told:
`Azerbaijan closely cooperates with the NATO within the framework of
the Program `Partnership For Peace’. During visit to Brussels in May
of this year the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev
has presented the Secretary General of the NATO the `Operating plan
of Individual Partnership’. In September, the field exercises
“Cooperative Society Best Effort-04” will be carried out in Baku.
Similar actions even more pull together Azerbaijan with the NATO.

Having thanked colonel-general S. Abiyev for reception, general –
major G.G. Mammon informed, that he has arrived in Baku in connection
with the `Seminar of military terminology for staff officers’. Then,
he has informed Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan on the measures
which have been carried out by the NATO in various regions of Europe.

Colonel-general S. Abiyev has exchanged with the visitor opinions on
present military-political situation in the region of Southern
Caucasus, the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, its consequences,
participation of our country in large economic projects, about
development of our Armed Forces, participation of peace-making
divisions in hot points, system of military education, bases of
conscription, etc.

In conclusion, colonel-general S. Abiyev has thanked general – major
G.G. Mammon for the seminar carried out in Baku within the framework
of the PfP Program of the NATO and has wished him successes in
military service.