Aliyev meets Belarusian defense chief
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev received on Tuesday Belarusian Minister of Defense Leonid Maltsev.
President Aliyev said that the joint projects between Azerbaijan and Belarus were being implemented successfully and bilateral partnership relations made great contributions to strengthening of security in the region.
The Azerbaijani leader also said that mutual visits by the two countries’ top officials were of great importance in developing cooperation.
Maltsev said that cooperation between the two countries’ defense ministries was developing successfully. The defense minister said that his visit to Azerbaijan would promote development of cooperation between the defense ministries.
Maltsev and his Azerbaijani counterpart Safar Abiyev signed a Plan on Military Cooperation for 2008 on the same day.
During his three-day visit, the Belarusian minister will meet with Azerbaijani prime minister, parliament speaker and minister of defense industry.*