Turkish defense minister to visit Azerbaijan to watch joint military drills (UPDATED)
Türkiye’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and the leadership of the Turkish Armed Forces will arrive in Azerbaijan for a visit on Monday, Lieutenant Colonel, deputy head of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry’s press service, announced, News.Az reports.
The visit will take place at the invitation of Azerbaijani Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov.
“At the invitation of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov, the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Türkiye, Mr. Hulusi Akar, and the leadership of the Turkish Armed Forces will arrive on a visit to Azerbaijan today to watch the joint exercises held in our country,” Eyvazov said in a statement.
Türkiye’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is due to embark on a visit to Azerbaijan on Monday, News.Az reports citing Turkish media.
The Turkish defense chief will hold several meetings in Baku.
Minister Akar will be accompanied by a number of officials of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Azerbaijani and Turkish armed forces on Monday launched joint drills.
The exercises involving the military personnel of different types of troops, combat and special engineer-sapper equipment, as well as military aviation vehicles of the Azerbaijan Army and the Turkish Armed Forces are being held in Baku city, as well as the territories of Astara, Jabrayil and Imishli regions.
According to the scenario, units of the Land Forces, Air Force, Special Forces, Engineering Troops, Rocket and Artillery Troops of the Azerbaijan Army are performing various exercises and combat tasks together with the servicemen of the Turkish Armed Forces.
In the exercises, using modern combat methods, applying artillery, aviation and other types of troops in military operations, organizing their activities in interoperability, building pontoon bridges to open a passage over rivers, landing paratroopers into the depths of imaginary enemy, various tasks are also being accomplished.
The main focus of the exercises is on ensuring combat coordination during the interoperability of troops, improving the control, sharing experience and increasing the professionalism of military personnel.