Azeri defense minister in Tehran
Azerbaijan Republic Defense Minister General Zakir Hasanov arrived in Tehran on Saturday afternoon to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and other senior officials.
The visit of Azeri defense minister, heading a high-ranking military delegation, takes place at the invitation of General Dehqan.
General Hasanov is slated to meet and discuss bilateral and regional developments with senior Iranian military and political officials in addition to his counterpart.
In relevant remarks in late November, Iranian Ambassador to Baku Javad Jahangirzadeh and the Azeri defense minister in a meeting in Baku discussed military cooperation between the two countries.
In April 2014, Iran's 1st Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri in a meeting with Azeri Defense Minister General Zakir Hasanov underlined Tehran's willingness to expand defense relations with Baku.
Jahangiri pointed to Iran's scientific advancements, and said, "Iran wants a powerful Azerbaijan as a neighboring state and is ready for mutual cooperation with Azerbaijan without any limitations."