On Nov. 9, First Deputy Minister of Defense, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Colonel General Najmeddin Sadikov has met with a delegation led by General Stephen Lyons, Commander of the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the press service of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan said.
Delegation headed by Commander of the US Transportation Command, General Stephen Lyons, arrived in Baku for a working visit, the press service of the Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) said on Nov. 9.
During the visit, the guests got acquainted with the Baku Cargo Terminal located at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Terminal building’s total area is 25,000 square meters making it the biggest and most technically advanced cargo terminal in the CIS. The Baku Cargo Terminal is a link for the transportation of goods between the US and Asia… According to him, the US highly appreciates the contribution of Azerbaijan to cooperation in the field of security, including peace-support operations in Afghanistan.
According to the action plan between the ministries of defense of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia, a working meeting was held in Baku to exchange experience in the field of cybersecurity, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a message on Nov. 6.
“Azerbaijan is a solvent country, and this is evident also in the field of military cooperation. Azerbaijan recently bought the new “Polonez” complex. This system is very important for Belarus. Azerbaijan has actually become that important first country which opened for this system a way to access the world arms market,“ Shevtsov said.
„Basically, the sale of small arms has been increased. Its main buyers are Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries.“
The Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition „ADEX – 2018“ will be held in Baku on September 25-27.
The self-evaluation level 1 (SEL-1) of the Azerbaijani army’s helicopters was held in Baku as part of NATO Operational Capabilities Concept Evaluation and Feedback Program (OCC E&F), Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said in a message Sept. 21.
Deputy Minister of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan Yahya Musayev has met with Minister of Defense of Israel Avigdor Lieberman, who is on an official visit to Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Defense Industry said in a statement Sept. 15.
The unified team from the Koreas will use the unification flag that depicts the Korean Peninsula, the KJA said.
The diplomat added that after agreeing upon all the issues, settlements in trade will be made in the Turkish lira and the Azerbaijani manat. Turkey, Russia, Belarus and China intend to switch to settlements in national currencies.
According to the German Ministry of Economics, Germany is considering arms exports to Baku, despite an OSCE arms embargo. Rheinmetall has already entered the relevant negotiations. Since Foreign Minister Heiko Maas‘ (SPD) arrival in office, Berlin has been strongly pursuing a self-proclaimed „New Ostpolitik,“ also by amplifying its cooperation offers, particularly with countries in the South Caucasus.
Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan signed an agreement Sunday for collective use of the Caspian sea after two decades of negotiations, the Kremlin said.
The protocol of intent signed between the Ministry of defense industry of Azerbaijan and the Israeli „Aeronautics“ company on the organization of joint production of a new type of unmanned systems is a very successful deal, former Israeli consul in Moscow, former adviser to the Minister of internal security of Israel, military-political commentator Alex Wexler told STMEGI, news website of Mountain Jews.
Azerbaijani Defense Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov has met with Major General Odd Egil Pedersen, Head of NATO’s Military Partnerships Directorate, and Major General Erhan Uzun, Chief of the Staff of NATO Allied Land Command, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a message May 23.
Last month during a visit of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to Azerbaijan, the two countries signed „The Memorandum of Understanding on „Joint Development of Relevant Blocks in the Caspian Sea.“
At the session of Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani Parliament) on May 1, several changes were introduced to the Code of Administrative Offenses and the Law on Mass Media.
The changes concern media activities in wartime. Thus, Article 517-2.15 was added to Article 517, entitled „Violation of the requirements of the state of emergency“, which implies a penalty for not complying with the emergency regime in the martial law zone. The size of the fine is from 1,000 to 1,500 manat for officials, and from 6,000 to 8,000 manat for legal entities.
A meeting of the Azerbaijan-Israel joint intergovernmental commission will be held in Baku in May, Ambassador of Israel in Azerbaijan Dan Stav said.
Azerbaijan and Israel can further expand cooperation in the areas of healthcare, information technology, education, as well as in the field of renewable energy, Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Dan Stav told STMEGI.