Georgia-Azerbaijani defence ministers sign bilateral military deal

Georgian Defence Minister Levan Izoria met with Azerbaijani Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov in the city of Gabala earlier today to discuss bilateral cooperation. Defence Ministry press office., 12 Jun 2019 - 14:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian and Azerbaijani defence ministers have signed a bilateral military agreement for 2019 during the trilateral ministerial of Georgian, Azerbaijani and Turkish foreign ministers being held in the Azerbaijani city of Gabala.

Georgian Defence Minister Levan Izoria held his first meeting in Gabala with Azerbaijani Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov earlier today and thanked his country for its support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Military cooperation with Azerbaijan will continue in bilateral and trilateral formats,” the Georgian Defence Ministry says.

Georgia's NATO goals were one of the top issues of the meeting with Turkish defence minister, as Turkey is a NATO member country. Photo: Defence Ministry press office. 

After the meeting Izoria met with Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar.

Georgia-Turkish cooperation in terms of  the NATO -Georgia Substantial Package and Black Sea security were the top two topics of the meeting, the ministry reports.