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Azerbaijan to always standby Afghanistan: Aliyev

Azerbaijan to always standby Afghanistan: Aliyev

May 30, 2016 - 21:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev has said his country wants strategic and continued relations with Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Aliyev said this on Monday during a meeting with Afghan national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, a statement from the National Security Council in Kabul said.

Atmar, during the meeting, said Afghanistan and Azerbaijan had deep brotherly and friendly relations and said Afghanistan supported the neighbouring country’s territorial integrity

Atmar also presented suggestions to President Aliyev on how to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries.

Aliyev declared his country would thoroughly assist Afghan Air Force, train its pilots, fulfill Afghan security forces’ weapon and equipment needs, cure wounded soldiers, train military officers and assist training affairs of civil areas’ students.

President Aliyev said very good relations were established between the two countries at the level of presidents.

The president touched upon the discussions with his Afghan counterpart and said he was deeply impressed with the steps taken by President Ghani to strengthen security in Afghanistan and maintain the country's development as well as his remarks about the future of Afghanistan.

President Aliyev hailed friendly and fraternal relations between the two countries and said Azerbaijan would always stand by Afghanistan.

The president stressed the importance of Atmar's visit in terms of continuing the discussions on the development of the existing relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Atmar conveyed greetings and best wishes of President Ghani to the Azerbaijani president. He said President Ghani as first president was proud of his meeting with the president of Azerbaijan. Atmar said his country`s president highly appreciated the role of President Aliyev in strengthening unity among Islamic countries.

They exchanged views over the prospects of cooperation between the two countries in various areas.


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