Solemn closing ceremony of Sea Cup-2017 international contest held in Baku
Baku, August 11, AZERTAC
A solemn closing ceremony of the Sea Cup-2017 international contest has been held at the Training and Educational Center of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, according to the Defense Ministry. The contest was organized as part of the 3rd International Army Games. The ceremony was attended by the teams of the participating countries, representatives of the public, servicemen and representatives of foreign countries accredited in Azerbaijan.
Deputy Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Karim Valiyev and Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Alexander Fomin presented awards to the winning teams.
The national anthems of Azerbaijan and Russia were played as the teams of the two countries took the first place in the contest.
Karim Valiyev said the Sea Cup-2017 international contest aimed to strengthen confidence, develop cooperation, foster friendship and competitiveness, and improve combat capabilities and psychological readiness of the military personnel of the participating countries. He announced the Sea Cup-2017 international competition closed.
The closing ceremony was followed by a final press conference of the contest involving heads of delegations of the participating countries, members of the Judicial Commission, as well as local and foreign journalists.