Azerbaijani Armed Forces Day Celebrated in Ankara
On June 26 2015, an official reception was held at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Ankara on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the formation of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Republic. Delivering the opening speech, military attaché Colonel İlyas İbrahimov spoke about the history of the Armed Forces and the vital role played by the National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev during the army building process in the initial years of independence and the successful policies implemented by the Commander in Chief, President İlham Aliyev. Representing the Government of Turkey, the Minister of National Defence H.E Mr. İsmet Yılmaz indicated the significance of the strategic partnership between Turkey and Azerbaijan as a factor of maintaining security and stability in the region. The event was attended by government and military officials, foreign military attachés and representatives of the diplomatic corps and defense industry officials.