Azerbaijan’s location enhances value of its growing strategic ties with Israel
Azerbaijan’s location enhances value of its growing strategic ties with Israel –
World Tribune – The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies said that relations between Azerbaijan and Israel have improved dramatically. In a report, the center said Baku has been a leading energy supplier while Jerusalem was exporting advanced weapons to the Central Asian state.
In 2012, Israel signed a $1.6 billion arms export deal with Azerbaijan, which included unmanned aerial vehicles as well as air defense and surveillance systems.
“More importantly, strategic cooperation in defense and intelligence fields, as well as in the fight against terror, has proven that two small countries located in an expanded Middle East, have found the unique blend for a successful symbiotic relationship in a highly insecure environment,” the report, titled “The Ties between Israel and Azerbaijan,” said.