Regional players cannot stand Iran-Azerbaijan warm ties: Bagheri

TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (MNA) – In a Wednesday meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev, the Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Force, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said some regional and transregional countries cannot bear the warm relations between Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan.

“The Islamic Republic regards the solid ties between the two nations and military forces of its priorities,” he added in the meeting where the two sides reviewed various aspects of developing ties, particularly in field of the security and defense.

The Azeri official, for his turn, described the recent visit of General Bagheri to his country as a turning point in expansion of mutual relations which facilitated strengthening of mutual cooperation.

General Mohammad Bagheri had previously paid a two-day visit to Baku upon the official invitation of Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense Zakir Hasanov in January 2019  to hold talks with the host country’s defense minister and other military officials, as well as the president, prime minister and parliament speaker of the Eurasian country.

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