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Azerbaijan, Turkey planning co-op in defense industry sphere

07 April 2014 [17:10] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

Azerbaijani Defense Industry Minister Yavar Jamalov and Turkish Ambassador to Baku Ismail Alper Coshkun mulled the current status and prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey in the defense industry sphere.

Jamalov received Coshkun on April 7, and the sides held talks on the issue, the ministry reported.

The sides also exchanged views on the issues of mutual interests during the meeting.

The military attaché of the Turkish Embassy in Azerbaijan, Hasan Nevzat Tashdeler was also present at the meeting.

Azerbaijan-Turkey relations have always been strong due to a common culture and history and the mutual intelligibility of Turkish and Azerbaijani languages.

Turkey was the first country in the world to recognize Azerbaijan's independence in 1991 and has been a staunch supporter of Azerbaijan in its efforts to consolidate its independence, preserve its territorial integrity, and realize its economic potential that arise from the rich natural resources of the Caspian Sea.

The countries share a short 8km-border, with the Aras River separating Turkey from the Nakhchivan exclave.

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