Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev has today received a delegation headed by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political Affairs of the U.S. Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, the Defense Ministry said today.
Stressing the development of bilateral relations in various spheres between Azerbaijan and the U.S, the minister discussed the positive results achieved in the field of military cooperation.
He informed the guest about the military-political situation in the region and the causes of the unresolved Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and stressed that the unresolved conflict keeps the situation under threat in the entire region.
The views on the relations in the defense field were widely expressed during the meeting.
During the meeting, Hicks expressed satisfaction with Azerbaijan's participation in the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan and joint activity in the fight against terrorism. She stressed that the U.S intend to continue strategic cooperation with Azerbaijan on several issues.
U.S Ambassador to Azerbaijan U.S. Morningstar also attended the meeting./Trend/