Just as his counterpart on the other side of the border, Azeri Defence Minister Zakir Hasanov visited military outposts on the other side of the Line of Contact. His visits were aimed at boosting morale, inspecting technical issues and getting personally acquainted with the situation. Information about the visit was officially made public on 29 December, without any specific details on the issues discussed.
These types of visits are part of the protocol both for Armenian and Azeri military leaders, who plan such visits at the end of the year. It is unclear exactly which part of the frontline he visited, nor if it included segments of the border with Armenia.