Tehran, Baku eying joint maritime exercises

January 18, 2019

TEHRAN – In a recently signed memorandum of understanding between Iran and Azerbaijan, the two sides have stated their will to expand maritime cooperation and carrying out joint military exercises in the Caspian Sea, Iran’s military chief announced in a press conference in Baku on Thursday.

General Baqeri announced that the expansion of cooperation in the military sphere was discussed and certain agreements were reached during his meeting with Azeri Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov.

“I think that we will be able to further develop our ties in this area in the future,” Baqeri added. “The borders of the two countries are the borders of peace and friendship.” 

Baqeri, the armed forces chief of staff, made a two-day visit to Azerbaijan on Wednesday. During his stay, he met President Ilham Aliyev and other senior Azeri officials.


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