Georgia, Azerbaijan Sign Bilateral Cooperation Plan 2018

The Azerbaijani and Georgian Defense Ministries have signed a plan of bilateral cooperation for 2018 in Baku.

The agreement was signed by Georgia’s Defense Minister, Levan Izoria and his Azerbaijani college, Zakir Hasanov.

The sides exchanged views on the prospects for cooperation in military, military-technical, military-educational, military-medical spheres, holding of joint military exercises, working meetings and issues of mutual interest.

Stressing the vital role of the friendly relations between the Azerbaijani and Georgian presidents in the development of ties between the two countries, Izoria emphasized the importance of such meetings in terms of expanding cooperation.

Noting that the two countries cooperate in the military sphere by ensuring the security of regional economic projects, programs implemented both bilaterally and within NATO, as well as in the Azerbaijan-Turkey-Georgia military format, Hasanov also stressed the need to expand cooperation.

Izoria also met Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The sides expressed mutual support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the two states and discussed cooperation, as well as regional issues.

Aliyev hailed the long-term successful development of bilateral cooperation in a variety of fields, including military sphere, adding that Izoria`s visit to Azerbaijan created a good opportunity for discussing cooperation prospects in this area.

Touching upon Georgia-Azerbaijan-Turkey cooperation, the Georgian Minister described it as a notable factor in strengthening regional stability.

Thea Morrison

12 March 2018 19:26