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Tehran, Baku to boost ties in defense industry: Iran official

Baku, Formation of Iran-Azerbaijan joint commission will lead to strengthening bilateral cooperation in defense industry, the Iranian deputy defense minister for research and industrial affairs said on Wednesday.

During a recent visit of the Iranian defense minister to Azerbaijan, the two sides signed an agreement on establishment of a joint commission, Reza Mozafarnia told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on the sidelines of the 3rd Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition (ADEX) underway in Azeri capital.

Mozafarnia, who is in Baku at the head of an Iranian delegation to attend ADEX, said that his visit to the Azeri capital is an opportunity for holding talks with defense and industrial officials of the host country.

At Baku exhibition, Iran has put on display its defense equipment and capabilities in different fields, the official said.

Referring to various grounds for cooperation, Mozafarnia hoped Iran will attend other exhibitions to be held in Azerbaijan and across the region.

The 3rd Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition started work in Baku on September 25 with participation of 200 companies from 28 countries including Iran.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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