Wed, 30 Nov 2022

JERUSALEM, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Azerbaijan on Monday to discuss diplomatic and security issues, his office said in a statement.

During the visit, Gantz met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, as well as his Azerbaijani counterpart Zakir Hasanov, and Chief of State Border Service Elchin Guliyev, and visited a State Border Service headquarters.

He said the talks focused on the importance of maintaining strategic relations between Israel and Azerbaijan, as well as "continuing to work toward regional and global peace and stability."

Gantz also discussed with Azerbaijani officials new developments in the Middle East following the normalization agreement Israel signed in 2020 with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and discussed the recent warming ties between Israel and Türkiye and other countries.

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