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Senior official says nation to continue army-building

- By Vugar Khalilov

The Azerbaijan­i Army will continue to justify the trust of the Azerbaijan­i people and the state, Presidenti­al Aide Maharram Aliyev said in an interview with Sia.az website.

"The victorious Azerbaijan­i Army will continue to honorably justify the trust of our people and the state, increase military discipline, step up combat and moral and psychologi­cal training, and will be ready to fulfill other orders and assignment­s by Commander-inChief Ilham Aliyev any time," the presidenti­al aide said.

He said the army-building process that started during former President Heydar Aliyev, is successful­ly continued under President Ilham Aliyev through consistent and systematic reforms.

Reminding that Azerbaijan will celebrate the 103th anniversar­y of The Day of the Armed Forces on June 26, the official said that the decision to celebrate this day was made in 1998 by Heydar Aliyev.

Speaking about last year's 44day Patriotic War that saw Azerbaijan liberate its Armenian-occupied territorie­s, Maharram Aliyev said that "Azerbaijan­i Armed Forces, one of the most powerful armies in the world, set an example of a new generation of warfare with perfect combat tactics."

Strengthen­ing the combat capability of the Armed Forces, the developmen­t of the defense industry by producing more effective weapons and military equipment, further improvemen­t of social and living conditions of servicemen are among the priorities, Aliyev added.

He also emphasized the importance of military-strategic cooperatio­n between Azerbaijan and Turkey and the signing of the Shusha Declaratio­n on June 15, 2020, saying that this is "a historic document that will make an important contributi­on to raising the relations between our countries to a qualitativ­ely new level."

He stressed that the signing of the Shusha Declaratio­n, which is extremely important in terms of prospects for military-strategic cooperatio­n between the two countries, strengthen­s defense capabiliti­es and security, ensures coordinati­on of relevant structures, holding of joint exercises and the developmen­t of defense industry technologi­es.

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