Tehran (IP)- The President stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran had achieved high capabilities in various fields thanks to the Islamic Revolution, adding, "Iran is ready to provide its technical and engineering capabilities in various fields to the Azerbaijani brothers."

Iran PressIran news: The Azerbaijani defense minister, Zakir Hasanov, visited Tehran and met with the Iranian officials to develop military and security relations between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

Speaking in a meeting with Azerbaijani Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov at noon on Wednesday, Ebrahim Raisi said that Tehran-Baku relations are not just traditional bilateral relations that exist between other countries, adding, "Iran and Azerbaijan are not only relatives, but the current relationship is based on the deep beliefs of the people of the two countries in common religious principles and has been established throughout history."

Referring to his meeting with the President of Azerbaijan on the sidelines of the ECO Summit in Turkmenistan, the President added, "The policy of the Islamic Republic is extensive cooperation with its neighbors, especially Azerbaijan in the Caucasus, and according to the emphasis made by the Presidents of the two countries, the process of developing economic and trade interactions, including transit interactions between the two countries, is accelerating."

In another part of his speech, Raisi emphasized that Iran's power in the region is security-building, stating, "The presence of Takfiri and ISIL forces is not in the interest of the people of the region anywhere. These groups are made by the Americans and the Zionists and have committed criminal acts wherever they are present".

Azerbaijani defense minister's meetings to strengthen Iran & Azerbaijan military relations 

In a tweet, Azerbaijan's ambassador to Tehran wort that the recent visit of the defense minister of his country to Iran was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Raisi also pointed out, "The Zionist Regime is the enemy of humanity and cannot be a friend of the Muslim nations in any way, and the occupation and aggression of the Zionists in the region and against the Palestinian people is a proof of this fact."

The President expressed hope that with the conscious presence and planning of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, takfiri currents and those who do not want to reconcile with Muslims will not gain a foothold in the region.

During the meeting, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan Zakir Hasanov described his discussions and talks with his Iranian counterparts as valuable and fruitful cooperation. 


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