n April 17-18, 2019, the Director General of NATO's International Military Staff Lieutenant General Jan Broeks paid visit to Baku, Azerbaijan. During his visit Jan Broeks met with the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Azerbaijan Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and other officials. Lt-Gen Broeks also addressed students of the War College of the Ministry of Defence and met with the cadets of Azerbaijan Military Academy named after Heydar Aliyev.
During the meetings, Lt-Gen Broeks voiced the appreciation of the contribution made by Azerbaijan to maintenance of international peace and security. He thanked for Azerbaijan’s continued support to Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan by providing troops, enabling through transit its territory and financial donations to Afghanistan National Army Trust Fund.