The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry delegation, headed by Defense Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov will head to US for a working visit, the Azerbaijani MOD’s press service reported.

During the visit, the Defense Minister will take part in the UN peacekeeping ministerial conference to be held in New York.

The minister will meet Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations.

During the meetings, issues of regional security, the Karabakh conflict, as well as the prospects for country's participation in UN peacekeeping operations will be discussed.