President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg have made press statements.

President Ilham Aliyev stressed that NATO-Azerbaijan partnership has already had a long history - more than 30 years of good partnership.
Ilham Aliyev highlighted the reforms in #Azerbaijan Armed Forces saying :”we are modernizing our defense capability and can demonstrate a high level of professionalism today”.
On Azerbaijan-Armenia normalisation process President Ilham Aliyev emphasized that: ”We are in the active phase of peace talks with Armenia. We are now closer to peace than ever before"
President Ilham Aliyev also touched upon on Azerbaijan’s hosting COP29 highlighting: “This is a sign of recognition of our efforts in the green transition".
The Secretary General welcomed Azerbaijan’s long-standing collaboration with the Alliance, saying he looked forward to further strengthening the partnership.
J. Stoltenberg welcomed the opportunity to discuss energy security, saying: “energy matters for our security and I welcome that Azerbaijan is developing closer and closer ties with several NATO Allies.”
He thanked Azerbaijan for its contributions to NATO-led operations and missions – including in Kosovo and Afghanistan – since Azerbaijan joined NATO’s Partnership for Peace in 1994.
The Secretary General called the upcoming #COP29 global climate summit in Azerbaijan an important milestone.

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