Building Muslim ties and hoping for more

The short but productive visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan had two purposes. One was to improve the bilateral relations between Israel and the two nations. This is a goal that was achieved by emphasizing the strong military, oil and general trade ties and reaching understandings to enhance them in the future in the fields of agriculture, hi-tech and medicine. Azerbaijan has been buying weapons over several years from Israel worth close to $5 billion. Israel buys nearly 70% of its oil consumption from the two countries.


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