Deputies of the Minister of Defence, Commanders of types of troops, Chiefs of Main Departments, Departments, and Services of the Ministry, as well as Commanders of the Army Corps, participated in the meeting, Caliber.Az reports citing the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry.
The Commanders of military formations were involved in the meeting via video teleconference.
First, the memory of National Leader Heydar Aliyev and martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for Azerbaijan’s independence and territorial integrity was honoured by observing a minute of silence.
The minister of defence conveyed to the meeting participants the tasks set to the Azerbaijani Army by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev.
Operational conditions along the Azerbaijani-Armenian conditional state border and in the Karabakh economic region were extensively analysed.
According to the message, illegal military transportation and rotation of manpower by Armenia for illegal Armenian armed detachments remaining in the sovereign territories of Azerbaijan, where the Russian peacekeeping forces are temporarily stationed, is inadmissible. Such cases have been repeatedly observed by the Azerbaijani Army Units.
The minister of defence noted that surveillance of the activities of the opposing side and illegal Armenian armed detachments should be continued hereinafter.
The Azerbaijani Army should take suppressive measures against the possible threats of Armenia, which is trying to create fake tension in the region and should respond adequately if necessary.
According to the message, the Azerbaijani Army will take decisive necessary steps to suppress any provocation.
Hasanov gave specific instructions regarding the effective application of newly adopted weapons and combat equipment by military personnel during the execution of combat missions.
The importance of paying special attention to organising exercises in conditions close to real combat to further increase the professionalism of military personnel and the combat capability of units was emphasised.
The importance of following safety rules and taking necessary measures against fire during the accomplishment of service-combat tasks was noted.
Specific tasks were given to maintain the state of combat readiness of the units at a high level, and to further increase the vigilance of military personnel involved in combat duty during the upcoming Novruz holiday.
Then reports on the activity carried out in the Azerbaijani Army in accordance with the plan approved by the minister of defence in pursuance of the relevant order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on declaring 2023 as the “Year of Heydar Aliyev” in Azerbaijan were heard, as well as instructions on the continuation of activity in this sphere were given to the relevant officials.
The minister of defence delivered to the meeting participants the requirements regarding servicemen’s social and living conditions and medical support.
The minister gave instructions on constantly maintaining the moral-psychological state, as well as fighting spirit in the Azerbaijani Army at a high level and stressed the significance of continuous attention and care to the military personnel.
In the end, relevant instructions on increasing the intensity of engineering support measures in the liberated territories were given.