The March 10–14 visit by Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov to Croatia and Slovenia attracted little attention in the local media. However, various background developments in the wake of these meetings—held to discuss the potential directions of bilateral military cooperation (Mod.gov.az, March 11)—suggest that the trip should perhaps have drawn more interest.
On the one hand, there has been relatively little military cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Balkan countries. The cooperation that has existed was mostly pursued with Bulgaria and Romania. This became possible after the United States lifted its embargo on providing military assistance to Azerbaijan following the September …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation