IF KARABAKH CONFLICT IS NOT RESOLVED PEACEFULLY, MILITARY CONFRONTATION IS INEVITABLE: AZERBAIJANI DEFENSE MINISTER

Today.Az
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Aug 3 2009
Azerbaijan

The Defense Minister of Azerbaijan Safar Abiyev met on Sunday with
Defense Minister of Russian Federation Anatoly Serdyukov traveling in
Azerbaijan on two-day working visit, the the press service of Defense
Ministry of Azerbaijan reported.

The meeting focused on prospects for military and technical cooperation
between Russia and Azerbaijan, the current military and political
situation in the Caucasus and the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict.

Abiyev said that the efforts of Russia to resolve the conflict are
appreciated and encouraging. At the same time, if the conflict is not
resolved through peaceful means, military confrontation is inevitable,
Abiyev said.

Anatoly Serdyukov thanked for the warm hospitality extended to him
during the two-day visit.