By Sara Rajabova
Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov has stated that Azerbaijan’s occupied territories will be liberated in the near future.
He made the remark at an opening ceremony of two residential buildings constructed for military officers, the defense ministry reported.
Hasanov said the Azerbaijani army will destroy the enemy and liberate the occupied lands.
Armenia occupied over 20 percent of Azerbaijan's internationally recognized territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions, after laying territorial claims against its South Caucasus neighbor that had caused a lengthy war in the early 1990s.
He met with the military officers and their family members at the presentation ceremony of the serviced apartments’ keys and congratulated the participants on behalf of the ministry leadership.
“You are aware of the high assessment given by the Supreme Commander to the activity of the armed forces. Make sure that you share the most part of this success. The military officers fulfilling combat mission within a short time fought for their homeland and proved to the enemy that Azerbaijani soldiers and weapons are much stronger and superior than the opposite side. Our enemies are already in panic and fear. We will continue this work. We will definitely destroy and force the enemy to withdraw from our lands and liberate the territories as soon as possible,” Hasanov said.
He mentioned that two new buildings will also be commissioned by the end of this year.
“Two more buildings will have been constructed early next year. We will try all your social problems to be solved as soon as possible. This is president’s instruction and we will fulfill it. Moreover, new military camp is about to be ready and we plan to hold its opening by the end of this year,” the minister said.
Upon presentation of the apartments’ keys to the military personnel, the defense ministry leadership, command staff and family members of the military personnel planted trees and flowers in the area.