By Sabina Mammadli
Azerbaijani and Turkish military servicemen completed various
tasks during joint drills, Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry reported
on June 2.
The servicemen of the fraternal countries, in accordance with
the scenario of the exercises, successfully completed search and
rescue operations, evacuation of the wounded persons from the
battlefield and other tasks, demonstrating high professionalism,
the ministry said.
Azerbaijan and Türkiye periodically hold joint drills to improve
interaction and communication between their armed forces.
The drills also aim to improve interaction and combat
coordination between the servicemen during operations, as well as
to develop commanders' military decision-making and unit management
Military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Türkiye first
emerged in 1992, with an agreement signed between the Azerbaijani
and Turkish governments on military education and weapon equipment
and deals to help strengthen the bond between the two nations.
On June 15, Azerbaijan and Türkiye signed the Shusha Declaration
on Allied Relations, during Erdogan's first official visit to
Shusha, eight months after Azerbaijan's victory in the war with
Armenia in 2020. The document focuses on defence cooperation,
promoting regional stability and prosperity, and establishing new
The Azerbaijani parliament has approved the Shusha Declaration
signed with Türkiye on June 15, 2021.
It affirms joint efforts by the two armies in the face of
foreign threats. The declaration also pledges joint efforts for the
restructuring and modernization of the armed forces.
Moreover, the two nations affirm to encourage the execution of
joint projects with the aim of developing capabilities in the field
of sea, air, and space.
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