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Baku hosts 10th meeting of Azerbaijan-Turkey High-Level Military Dialogue

06 December 2017 [11:14] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

The 10th meeting of the Azerbaijan-Turkey High-Level Military Dialogue has begun its work in Baku on December 5, the press service of Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry reported.

At first the participants of the meeting visited the Alley of Honors, paid tribute and laid a wreath at the tomb of national leader Heydar Aliyev. The participants also paid tribute and laid flowers at the grave of the prominent ophthalmologist, academician Zarifa Aliyeva.

Having visited Alley of Martyrs, the delegations paid tribute and commemorated Azerbaijani heroes, who gave their lives for the independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, laid wreaths at the “Eternal Flame” monument.

In the Alley of Martyrs, the delegations also laid a wreath at the monument erected in honor of the Turkish soldiers killed in 1918.

Then a plenary session of the delegations in an expanded format was held. Co-chairs from both sides delivered welcoming speeches and briefings on the state of regional security environment were presented.

The meeting continued its work within the working groups.

Current state and prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey in the military, military-technical spheres and in the field of military medicine, military education, defense industry and other spheres, as well as the strengthening of friendly relations between the Armed Forces of the two countries and the main areas for accomplishing the forthcoming tasks will be discussed during the meeting, that will last until December 7.

During the discussions within the framework of the military dialogue, the work that has been done this year and the action plan for 2018 will be reviewed.

The co-chairman of the meeting from the Azerbaijani side is deputy minister of defense for personnel, Lieutenant General Karim Valiyev, and from the Turkish side – chief of the Main Directorate for Plans and Principles of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Yavuz Turkgenci.


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