Azerbaijan, Belarus to sign military agreement

Baku Today, Azerbaijan
Aug 31 2004

31/08/2004 22:14

Belarus is interested in military cooperation with Azerbaijan,
Belarusian Defense Minister, Colonel-General Leonid Maltsev said in
a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Safar Abiyev during the
latter's visit to the country on August 27-28.

AssA-Irada -- Touching upon the policy of aggression pursued by Armenia
against Azerbaijan, Defense Minister, Colonel-General Safar Abiyev said
"Azerbaijan does not want war but is being instigated to war," he said.

Maltsev said the conflict should be resolved based on the United
Nations principles and international legal norms. The two ministers
extensively discussed bilateral military cooperation and outlined
its key facets, in particular, military and technical collaboration,
joint military and scientific research, training of personnel and
other fields.

Minister Abiyev invited his Belarusian counterpart to Azerbaijan and
said that "before you visit Baku, the agreement on cooperation between
the two ministries will be prepared and signed". During the visit,
Abiyev also became familiar with military production facilities and
their products.