On October 25, First Deputy Defense Minister - Chief of the General Staff of the Azerbaijani Army, Lieutenant-General Karim Valiyev met with a delegation led by the head of the NATO International Military Staff's Security Directorate Major-General Francesco Diella, Report learned from the Defense Ministry.
Greeting the guests, the Chief of the General Staff noted that after the victory in the Patriotic War, won under the leadership of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, the combat capability of the Azerbaijani army has increased even more.
Lieutenant-General Karim Valiyev stressed that cooperation within the framework of the concept of operational capabilities is of particular importance, and also highly appreciated NATO's contribution to the training of Azerbaijani units in this sphere.
Major-General F. Diella, expressing satisfaction with the first visit to Azerbaijan, highly appreciated the activities of the Azerbaijani army in all areas of partnership with NATO, including their participation in peacekeeping operations.
Prospects for development in various spheres of cooperation with NATO were discussed at the meeting.