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Tehran, Baku Eye Enhanced Defense Coop.

Tehran, Baku Eye Enhanced Defense Coop.Tehran, Baku Eye Enhanced Defense Coop.

High-ranking Iranian and Azeri military officials have discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the two neighboring countries in the defense sector.

The first meeting of Iran-Azerbaijan Defense Commission was held in the Azeri capital of Baku on Tuesday with the participation of a high-ranking delegation from Iran’s Defense Ministry, Press TV reported.

The session was aimed at exchanging views about avenues for strengthening joint cooperation in the defense and military sectors.

In a meeting between the Iranian delegation and Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Lieutenant General Zakir Hasanov, the two sides emphasized that the first session of the commission and the preparation of a roadmap for military and defensive cooperation would contribute to the development of Tehran-Baku ties.

Iran and Azerbaijan have recently ramped up efforts to boost defensive cooperation. The Azeri defense minister paid a visit to Tehran in April and held key talks with senior Iranian officials.

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