English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Chinese leadership
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> World
UPDATED: 09:06, May 17, 2005
Iran, Azerbaijan agree to promote defense cooperation
font size    

Iran and Azerbaijan signed Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defense cooperation, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The MoU, inked by Iran's Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani and his visiting Azerbaijani counterpart Safar Abiyev after their second round of talks, sets the framework for expansion of defense cooperation and consolidation of peace and stability in the region.

During the talks, Shamkhani said Iran will not withhold any efforts to bolster bilateral ties with Azerbaijan and that it will help boost tranquility and welfare of the two nations as well as the whole region.

The Iranian minister also expressed hope that the regional misunderstandings will be settled through negotiations.

Abiyev, for his part, stressed that Azerbaijan, as the Islamic Republic's northern neighbor, is an independent country and "have not ceded any military base to Iran's enemies."

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers

Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved