Under the instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Ilham Aliyev, the work to further increase the combat capability of the Azerbaijan Army is underway, Defense Ministry told Report.
Defense Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov and the ministry’s leadership took part in the ceremony of presenting berets to service members of the newly-established commando unit.
First, the participants honored the memory of the national leader Heydar Aliyev and Martyrs laying wreaths at the bust and their 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 of presenting 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 presented to the successful servicemen of the Commando Training Courses, the personnel took the Commando Oath.
Delivering a speech at 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 Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Colonel-General 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 getting acquainted with the special sports camp for the commandos, the Defense Minister watched the exemplary performances of the operational groups on physical training.
In the end, the leadership of the Ministry of Defense had lunch with the military personnel.