Azerbaijani defense minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov has received the delegation led by Secretary-General of the Federal Minister of Defense of Austria Dr. Arnold Kammel, who is paying an official visit to Azerbaijan, Report informs referring to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

Colonel General Z.Hasanov welcomed the guests representing a friendly and partner country and expressed satisfaction with seeing them in Azerbaijan.

The Defense Minister gave detailed information about the demining work carried out in the liberated territories after the Victory in the Patriotic War under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Ilham Aliyev.

The meeting emphasized the importance of strengthening strategic ties and expanding security relations. The participation of servicemen of the Azerbaijan Army in various courses, seminars and trainings organized by Austria as part of the Eastern Partnership program of the European Union was mentioned as well.

The Defense Minister invited the Austrian guest to the 5th Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition ADEX to be held in Baku in September, 2024.

Mr. Arnold Kammel expressed his gratitude for warm reception and noted the necessity of developing military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Austria.