Azerbaijan`s defense minister Zakir Hasanov has held a number of bilateral meetings with Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Belarus and Ukrainian counterparts on the sidelines of the 65th meeting of the CIS Council of Defense Ministers in Moscow, Russia.
Hasanov and Russian defense minister Sergey Shoygu discussed the completion of Gabala radar handover to Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijani Minister said historical relations between the two countries had been developing.
Shoygu congratulated Zakir Hasanov on his appointment as defense minister of Azerbaijan.
During the meeting, they also signed a bilateral cooperation plan for 2014 between the defense ministries of Azerbaijan and Russia.
The meeting of the CIS Council of Defense Ministers discussed the activities of the Council`s working bodies in 2013, cooperation in geospatial data sharing, monitoring the application of national identification means in the armed forces, the order of collecting and sharing information on aviation technology defects, and cooperation in issues related to modernization and maintenance of engineer equipment, supplies of component parts.
The defense ministers also discussed the organization of the Olympiad among military educational institutions of the CIS Defense Ministries, tournaments as part of the 11th Military Spartakiada Games in 2014 and the organization of the CIS Training Center in International Security. Participants of the meeting outlined joint events of the CIS united air defense system in 2014.