The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, met with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Italy to Azerbaijan Claudio Taffuri on July 16.
Congratulating the Ambassador on the beginning of his diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan, the Minister wished him success in expanding military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Italy.
Touching upon the situation in the liberated territories, including the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border, the Minister of Defense brought to the Ambassador’s attention that Armenia bears responsibility for the recent raising of tension.
The diplomat expressed satisfaction with the beginning of his mission in Azerbaijan as an Ambassador and said that he would make every effort to develop the Azerbaijani-Italian relationship, particularly for cooperation in the military sphere.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the current state and prospects of military cooperation between the armies of the two countries, within the framework of NATO programs, and exchanged views on regional security issues.