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Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkiye hold joint command staff exercises

October 3, 2023 at 9:49 am

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (C), Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze (R) and Azerbaijani Defense Minister General Zakir Hasanov (L) hold a joint press conference after the tripartite meeting of Turkiye-Azerbaijan-Georgia Defense Ministers in Kayseri, Turkiye on December 21, 2022 [Arif Akdoğan/Anadolu Agency]

The Azerbaijani Defence Ministry today said that its servicemen together with their counterparts from Georgia and Turkiye started joint computer-assisted command staff exercises.

The drills will last till 6 October, and their goal is to increase coordination of the armed forces of the three countries and strengthen cooperation, the ministry said in a statement.

During the exercises, consisting of theoretical and practical parts, tasks will be performed to protect strategically important and regional economic projects.

In February, Georgian Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze and his Azerbaijani and Turkish colleagues, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and General Hulusi Akar met in the Turkish city of Kars as part of the joint defence drills between the sides.

The multinational drills started on January 18 and involved forces from 17 countries including Georgia, Turkiye, Azerbaijan, Germany and Italy.

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