The Defense Ministry leadership held a meeting with graduates of the Azerbaijan Higher Military School named after Heydar Aliyev at the Training and Education Center of the Armed Forces.
Defense Minister Colonel General Zakir Hasanov made a speech before the graduates and congratulated them on them being granted their first military ranks, the ministry told APA.
He noted that the Azerbaijani army is being equipped with the most advanced combat hardware, missile and artillery systems, and other pieces of equipment, large-scale exercises of varying level are being held and new firing grounds are being constructed, specialist are being prepared, etc.
The minister noted that each officer of the Azerbaijani army should be faithful to state and should serve with a sense of love to homeland.
“You should be superior to the enemy to increase your professionalism, knowledge and skills in order to justify the trust of our government and our people. The only task of the army is to be ready for war and ensure the territorial integrity by liberating the occupied lands,” Hasanov added.