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Solemn military parade held in Baku to mark centenary of Azerbaijani Armed Forces - UPDATED-1

A solemn military parade was held in Baku to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva, state and government officials, MPs, foreign ambassadors and military attaches, employees of international organizations, heads of foreign delegations, war veterans and representatives of the general public watched the parade.

 

Those who gathered at the Azadlig Square greeted President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev with a big round of applause.

 

Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov reported to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.

 

Head of state, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev saluted servicemen participating in the military parade.

 

A military orchestra of the Ministry of Defense played the national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the military parade.

 

The military parade features around 4,000 servicemen of the ministries of Defense, Internal Affairs and Emergency Situations, State Security, State Border and Special State Protection services, as well as a parade unit of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Turkey.

 

More than 240 units of military hardware, over 70 aircraft, including recently obtained state-of-the-art armored vehicles, missile and artillery systems, air defense systems, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles are on display at the military parade.

 

More than 100 delegates from Turkey, Pakistan, Belarus, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine are attending the parade.

 

 

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10:02

 

A solemn military parade has got underway in Baku to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva, state and government officials, MPs, foreign ambassadors and military attaches, employees of international organizations, heads of foreign delegations, war veterans and representatives of the general public are watching the parade.

 

Those who gathered at the Azadlig Square greeted President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev with a big round of applause.

 

Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov reported to Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.

 

Head of state, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev saluted servicemen participating in the military parade.

 

A military orchestra of the Ministry of Defense played the national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the military parade.

 

 

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09:59

 

A solemn military parade kicked off on the Azadlig Square in Baku to mark the centenary of the establishment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

Azerbaijani Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov reported to Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, APA reports.

 

The parade started with the performance of the national anthem.

 

About 4,000 servicemen from the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, the Interior Ministry, the Emergency Situations Ministry, the State Security Service, the State Border Service, the State Security Service, as well as a delegation from the Turkish Armed Forces, are taking part in the military parade.

 

More than 240 pieces of military equipment, over 70 aircraft, including the recently acquired and the most advanced military equipment – armored vehicles, missile and artillery systems, air defense systems, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles will be demonstrated at the military parade.

 

Nearly 100 delegates from Turkey, Pakistan, Belarus, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine will take part as guests in the parade.

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