Opening of Turkish-Russian Joint Monitoring Center held in Aghdam
- 30 January 2021
Opening of the Turkish-Russian Joint Monitoring Center has been held nearby Marzili village of Aghdam, which was liberated from occupation, on January 30, APA reports.
The opening ceremony has been attended by Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Zakir Hasanov, Deputy Minister of National Defense of Turkey Yusun Emre Garaosmanoglu, and Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin.
Zakir Hasanov, Yusun Emre Garaosmanoglu, and Alexander Fomin, firstly, cut a red ribbon in front of the Center.
National anthems of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Russia have been sounded.
Then, guests got acknowledged with the condition in the Center.
It has been noted that the main purpose of the Center is to control the implementation of Articles of the trilateral statement signed between Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia on November 10, 2020, and observation of reached agreement.
The total area of the Turkish-Russian Joint Center is about 4 hectares. 65 modular service, administrative and residential rooms in the territory. All rooms have been equipped with necessary devices, water, electricity, and heating supply.
Moreover, there are separate and general monitoring centers, a briefing room, a canteen for 100 people, a medical center, a laundry, a hairdresser, a tailor and a shop for the use of both parties.
There are water station, transformer, generator, parking, two outdoor sports camps, as well as two indoor gyms, food, and cold storage in the territory.
The whole territory has been fenced along the perimeter, 4 observation towers have been installed, and 24-hour security has been organized.
The resting rooms provided with all necessary facilities have been prepared in order to organize the rest of the staff.
The security of the Joint Center is implemented by the military servicemen of the Azerbaijani Army.
60 military servicemen from both Turkey and Russia will serve at the Monitoring Center.
The Turkish staff of the monitoring center is led by Major General Abdullah Katirci, and the Russian staff is led by Major General Viktor Fedorenko.
The opening ceremony has ended with a tree-planting ceremony by Azerbaijani, Turkish and Russian officials.