Azerbaijani defense minister visits recently established commando unit VIDEO

Baku, November 26, AZERTAC

Under the instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Ilham Aliyev, the work to further increase the combat capability of the Azerbaijan Army is underway.

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and leadership of the Ministry attended the ceremony of presenting berets to servicemen of the recently established commando unit, Defense Ministry told AZERTAC.

First, the participants honored the memory of the national leader Heydar Aliyev and martyrs, laying wreaths at the bust and the monument erected in the territory of the military unit.

The Minister of Defense met with the participants of the Patriotic War, invited to the presentation of berets, inquired about their problems and aspirations.

Then the ceremony to present berets to the military personnel was held.

At the opening ceremony, the memory of the national leader Heydar Aliyev and martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan was honored with a minute of silence. Then the national anthem was performed.

After the berets were handed over to the successful servicemen of the Commando Training Courses, the personnel took the Commando Oath.

Addressing the ceremony, the Minister of Defense emphasized the importance of the Commando Training Courses, based on the experience of the Turkish Armed Forces, in further enhancing the professionalism of the servicemen and wished them success in the service. The Defense Minister gave relevant instructions to the military personnel on being constantly ready for fulfilling new combat tasks of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Colonel General Zakir Hasanov noted that the courage and heroism demonstrated by the servicemen of the Azerbaijan Army, as well as the personnel of the military units participating in the Patriotic War, are highly appreciated.

After familiarizing themselves with the special sports camp for the commandos, the Defense Minister watched the exemplary performances of the operational groups on physical training.

The leadership of the Ministry then had lunch with the military personnel.

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