Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib called on Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Monday, an official statement said.

According to Afghanistan’s Office of the National Security Council, they discussed “bilateral ties, including defense co-production, military cooperation, transit connectivity, and preferential trade.”

“Pres. Aliyev said Azerbaijan would open an embassy in Kabul in 2021,” it said in a tweet.

Mohib also met his Azerbaijani counterpart Ramil Usubov, and separately with Deputy Prime Minister Yaqub Eyyubov.

“The sides agreed to deepen bilateral cooperation in the areas of defense and security, including defense acquisition,” the press release added.

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