Azerbaijan defense minister considers large-scale drills successful

Azerbaijan defense minister considers large-scale drills successful
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  • calendar-gray 17 November 2016

Baku – APA. Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov held Thursday a meeting on the results of large-scale exercises with the participation of commanding staff of the Ministry and the Armed Forces, commanders and chiefs of the headquarters of corpses, formations, as well as responsible officers involved in the exercises.


The meeting started with a minute of silence to remember national leader Heydar Aliyev and martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the independence and territorial integrity of the country.  


Addressing the meeting, Minister Hasanov summarized the results of exercises and noted that the purposes and tasks have been successfully carried out during the large-scale exercises conducted according to the plan approved by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.


The minister noted that all branches of the Armed Forces, including special forces units and logistics achieved fulfilling of all practical tasks in conditions close to the combat, at the desired level with the practical use of the whole capability. He also highly appreciated the professionalism of officers and military personnel during live-fire and maneuvers.


Emphasizing the fighting ability, moral and psychological readiness of military personnel, the defense minister stressed the importance of such exercises and brought to the overhead personnel's attention the tasks set by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.  

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