Azerbaijan, Bulgaria Eye cooperative in military training [PHOTO/VIDEO]

January 18, 2022 17:45 (UTC+04:00)

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By Vugar Khalilov

Lt. Gen. Heydar Piriyev, head of Azerbaijan’s Military Academy, and Bulgaria‘s commander of the National Defense Academy, Major General Grudi Angelov, have discussed cooperation on military training, the ministry reported on January 18.

At the meeting, Piriyev said that bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria are built on friendship and useful cooperation. He informed the guests about the work done in Azerbaijan in the field of contemporary army development and improvement of the professional level of troops.

He added that Azerbaijan’s military education systems benefit from modern international practice as well as the experience gained during the 44-day war with Armenia in 2020.

Angelov, in turn, stated that competent officer training is a top priority in the Bulgarian armed forces.

The military officials discussed opportunities for cooperation in the field of education, as well as a number of other issues of common interest.

Participants were given an overview of both countries’ military education systems, as well as the history and operation of the Armed Forces War College. The Bulgarian delegation got acquainted with the Azerbaijani military training system.

Finally, the visitors were taken to the Military History Museum of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s first deputy defense minister, Colonel-General Karim Valiyev, also discussed possibilities for expanding bilateral cooperation to improve the knowledge and skills of military personnel (including civilians) with a delegation led by Angelov, the ministry later reported.

Valiyev stressed the importance of such meetings and building mutual ties to strengthen military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria.

Angelov expressed satisfaction with his visit to Azerbaijan, noting that the exchange of experiences between the two nations in all areas, including military training, is crucial. The sides also exchanged views on other interesting subjects in the field of military training.

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