Azerbaijani Politics 20 august — 20:14

Defence minister met with members of Turkish Navy rescue team (Photo)

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On August 20, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov has met with members of the rescue team of the Naval Forces of the Republic of Turkey that together with the relevant agencies of our country actively participated in the search for a crashed MiG-29 of the Air Force of Azerbaijan, informs the press-service of the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry.

The minister of defence expressing deep condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of the deceased pilot, Lieutenant-Colonel Rashad Atakishiyev, emphasised that since the accident happened, the steps undertaken in this sphere have always been under the control of the head of the state.

Colonel-General Hasanov expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Ministry of Defence of Turkey, which since the first day of the accident has been providing support to the Azerbaijani Army and, immediately responding to our appeal, sent a group of specialists to Azerbaijan to participate in rescue operations.

At the end of the meeting, the minister of defence appreciating the decisiveness and professionalism of Turkish specialists presented them with diplomas and valuable gifts.

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