Azeri Defense Minister Due in Iran on Monday

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov plans to pay a visit to Tehran on Monday to meet his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and the country’s senior defense and military officials.

Azeri Defense Minister Due in Iran on Monday

The two day visit by Hasanov will take place at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart.

During the visit, the two sides will discuss issues of mutual interest as well as bilateral, regional and international developments.

Iran and Azerbaijan Republic enjoy close ties.

In the latest development, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for the consolidation of bilateral ties between Tehran and Baku

During a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei said that attempts to sabotage the relationship between Iran and Azerbaijan should be thwarted and the two countries’ people and governments should promote ties day by day with political will and seriousness in pursuing bilateral agreements.

“Of course, the Zionist regime (of Israel), among some others, is not pleased with the strong ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, and constantly disrupts this process,” the Leader said.

“But, with seriousness and political will, (acts of) obstructionism can be overcome,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

The leader also expressed the hope that Aliyev’s visit to Tehran would serve the  promotion of cooperation between the two sides in various spheres.

Aliyev, for his part, expressed satisfaction with his trip to Iran and emphasized Baku’s determination to consolidate its ties with Tehran in various areas, including industry, trade, transportation and tourism.

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