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Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan launch joint military exercise

ANKARA, TURKEY - SEPTEMBER 13: Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (R) receives Chief of the General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Karim Valiyev (L) in Ankara, Turkey on September 13, 2021. Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler (R) also attended the meeting. ( Arif Akdoğan - Anadolu Agency )
Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (R) receives Chief of the General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Karim Valiyev (L) in Ankara, Turkey on September 13, 2021. Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler (R) also attended the meeting. [Arif Akdoğan - Anadolu Agency]

Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan launched their first-ever joint military exercise in Baku yesterday, Anadolu Agency reports.

Azerbaijan's special forces commander Lieutenant General Hikmat Mirzayev and the heads of Turkish and Pakistani delegations, Lieutenant Colonel Kursat Konuk and Lieutenant Colonel Aamir Shahzad, joined the ceremony which marked the start of "Three Brothers – 2021" in Baku.

"I am pleased to see the representatives of Turkish and Pakistani special forces in my country," Mirzayev said during his speech.

Last July, Turkish, Azerbaijani and Pakistani parliament speakers signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation among the three countries, based on cultural and historical ties and mutual respect.

READ: Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan agree to boost cooperation

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