The Defense Ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey have agreed to hold joint military exercises in order to increase the combat readiness of their armed forces. This was said by the Head of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov.
“We are in favor of conducting trilateral military exercises with the aim of raising the level of combat readiness of our armed forces. We also hope to establish cooperation in the field of military education, to develop cooperation in the field of cyber security as well as to hold joint exercises on protecting oil and gas pipelines,” Hasanov said on Sunday after meeting with his Georgian and Turkish colleagues.
“At the moment, a draft document is being approved. It will provide the legal basis for our cooperation and will pave the way for a new phase of our work in a trilateral format,” Hasanov concluded.