The official meeting, chaired by the Minister of Defense of
Azerbaijan, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, was held at the Central
Command Post on September 24, Trend reports referring to the country's
Deputies of the Minister of Defense, commanders of types of
troops, and chiefs of main departments, departments and services of
the ministry participated in the meeting. Commanders of the Army
Corps and formations stationed in the liberated territories were
also involved in the meeting via video teleconference.
First, the memory of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, and
martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for the independence and
territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, were honored by observing a
minute of silence.
The minister of defense delivered to the meeting participants
the tasks assigned to the Azerbaijan Army by the President of
Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham
He emphasized that the Supreme Commander-in-Chief highly
appreciated the decisive retaliatory measures taken by the
Azerbaijan Army to suppress a large-scale provocation committed by
the Armenian armed forces on September 12-14, 2022.
It was noted that the successful retaliatory measures, taken at
night by units of various types of troops cooperating
simultaneously with each other in several directions in a
mountainous area with difficult terrain, became another innovation
contributed to military science by the Azerbaijan Army. These
battles will be researched and analyzed by the world's leading
During the meeting, there was analyzed the current operational
situation in the direction of Azerbaijan's Kalbajar and Lachin
districts, as well as in the territory of Azerbaijan, where the
Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily stationed.
Hasanov gave specific instructions to increase the military
personnel's vigilance and to immediately and decisively suppress
any possible provocation of the Armenian armed forces.
The minister also gave instructions to the relevant officers on
completing the winter preparatory work in the units according to
the plan and delivering the necessary supplies to the units
stationed in mountainous areas.
He noted the importance of quick completion of the necessary
measures, related to the organization of the Azerbaijan Army Units'
service and combat activities in new deployment points, instructed
by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, in
cooperation with other government agencies.
The minister highlighted the significant role of the work
carried out by troops to improve the service and living conditions
in maintaining the combat and moral-psychological state of
servicemen at a high level.
Then Hasanov gave instructions to keep the martyrs' families and
servicemen, who lost their health, in the spotlight and to
sensitively treat their concerns.
At the end of the official meeting, high-ranking officers were
given specific instructions on organizing the troops' service and
the ideological work, further improving military personnel's
service conditions, social and living conditions, and medical
support, as well as continuing engineering activities in the
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