Azerbaijan is security outpost in Caspian region: Russian defense minister

Russia and Azerbaijan are expanding cooperation in order to strengthen security in the Caspian region, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said in his meeting with Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov, APA’s Moscow correspondent reported.

“We think Azerbaijan is a security outpost in the Caspian region. For this reason, we need to cooperate more effectively in this region,” Shoigu said.

He said the two countries are very close to this.

“I believe this has considerable impact on stability in the region,” said Shoigu.