"The army is a pillar of our country, nation,
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Heydar Aliyev

International Military Cooperation

International Military Cooperation

The role of Ministry of Defense in the establishment of international military cooperation has a special significance in terms of provision of military security in peace and wartime in the Republic of Azerbaijan, located at the intersection of conflicting interests of different states between the West and the East, in a very complicated geopolitical region as the Caspian and Black Sea regions and South Caucasus region with its enormous energy resources, as well as in the establishment of partnership relations with military organizations of foreign states and international organizations in the light of mutual interests. The activities related to international cooperation in the military area are carried out jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant government authorities, agencies, organizations and institutions with a focus on defense and foreign policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Moreover, the international military cooperation is a complex activity of the Ministry of Defense carried out in bilateral and multilateral format with military organizations and international organizations of foreign states in the military-political, military, educational and military-technical areas. The key directions of international military cooperation are determined as follows:
•    Bilateral and multilateral cooperation with the countries in the region and outside the region;
•    Cooperation with the Euro-Atlantic structures;
•    Establishment of cooperation with international organizations and defense-industrial complexes of foreign countries;
•    Military, military-political and military-technical cooperation intended for improving and upgrading the military security system;
•    Strengthening research capacity to study new programs and mechanisms experienced by the Armed Forces and international organizations in the field of military-building process through enhancing development of military capability of the Armed Forces;
•    Broadening the participation in inspection activities set out under the Vienna Document 2011 "On Confidence and Security-Building Measures" and to the Treaty 1990 "On Conventional Armed Forces in Europe" (CFE);
•    Expanding the activities related to the crisis prevention and armed conflicts management, as well as resolution and elimination of their consequences, with a focus on conflicting efforts to combat international terrorism, the proliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, their components and vehicles, modern global challenges and threats arising from military operations;
•    Broadening the scope of activities related to the fulfilment of commitments and obligations arising out of the cooperation with international organizations and military organizations of foreign countries in the area of international military cooperation;
•    Providing more effective training for military personnel and units, whose participation in peacekeeping operations are planned, the study of international experience and application capabilities to contribute to improvement of the level of combat training and its compatibility.