TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran and Azerbaijan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost defense and military cooperation between the two neighbors, Press TV reported on Thursday.
The MoU was inked in the Azeri capital Baku, following a meeting between Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri and Azerbaijan's Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov on Wednesday.
During their meeting, both sides explored ways to bolster bilateral defense ties, Baqeri told reporters following the signing ceremony.
For his part, Hasanov welcomed Baqeri's visit to Baku, saying that the two sides discussed "highly important" issues.
The Azeri minister expressed confidence that the visit would further enhance "bilateral military cooperation to the highest level."
The first meeting of Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Defense Commission was held in Baku in October 2017 with the participation of a high-ranking delegation from Iran's Defense Ministry.