On July 18, at the initiative of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, a phone conversation was held with the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, Report says, citing Defense Ministry.
During the phone conversation, the parties emphasized the successful development of cooperation between the two countries in various fields, based on friendship, mutual trust, and good-neighborly relations. The ministers, noting the high level of military cooperation between the two countries, discussed the prospects for military and military-technical cooperation.
The ministers also held a broad exchange of views on regional security issues and other issues of mutual interest.
During the telephone conversation, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, informed Colonel General Zakir Hasanov about the sudden checks of the Russian Armed Forces' combat readiness. Sergei Shoigu emphasized that this event is planned and has nothing to do with the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.