A solemn event dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the creation of the national Interior Troops took place in Baku. In this regard, the command of the Interior Troops and a group of servicemen visited the Alley of Honour to commemorate the National Leader Heydar Aliyev.
The servicemen also visited the Alley of Martyrs, laying a wreath there to the Eternal Flame.
Then a solemn event took place in the Main Directorate of the Interior Troops, in which the Interior Minister of Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov and the Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan for Work with Law Enforcement Bodies and Military Issues, Fuad Alasgarov took part.
The Commander of the Interior Troops, Lieutenant-General Shakhin Mammadov delivered a lengthy report on the history of the creation and development of the republic's Interior Troops.
Speaking at the event, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan for Work with Law Enforcement Bodies and Military Issues Fuad Alasgarov noted that the traditions of military construction laid by the National Leader Heydar Aliyev have been successfully developing to this day.
Fuad Alasgarov noted with satisfaction that thanks to the great care of the state and the serious control the Interior Troops of the country have turned into a mobile structure capable of performing any task, and is distinguished by a high degree of professionalism, combat and physical training.
According to him, the continued development of the country's economy and social and political stability created good opportunities for improving the material and technical support of the military and improving their operational and official activities.
Interior Minister, Colonel-General Ramil Usubov, who spoke at the event, stressed that thanks to the care and requirements set by the head of state, the Interior Troops became a structure capable of performing any combat mission with high professionalism.
The minister noted that all decisions taken for the development of the Interior Troops and the care shown towards them are always gratefully received by the personnel of the troops.
According to the minister, thanks to the support of the state, measures were taken to improve the material and technical base of the Interior Troops, to improve the barracks and housing stock, to provide personnel with special means and communication systems, etc.
At the end of his speech, Ramil Usubov thanked President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev for awarding a group of servicemen with state decorations and assured him that servicemen will continue to guard the independence and stability of the country and spare no effort to ensure its security.