Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.18
By Elchin Mehtiyev - Trend:
Personnel of the State Border Service led by the Chief of the State Border Service (SBS) Colonel-General Elchin Guliyev honored the memory of national leader Heydar Aliyev and the outstanding scientist ophthalmologist, academician Zarifa Aliyeva in the Alley of Honor on Aug. 18 in connection with the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Border Troops of Azerbaijan.
In the Alley of Martyrs personnel of the State Border Service commemorated the heroic sons of Azerbaijan, who gave their lives for the country's independence and territorial integrity.
Deputy Head of SBS Major General Azad Alekperov told journalists that Azerbaijan State Border Service possesses the most modern equipment.
He said that a lot of work had been done within the framework of protection of the state borders of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea.
He stressed that the State Border Service is ready to fulfill the order of the Supreme Commander for the protection of state borders and the liberation of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
"Azerbaijan continues to build new border posts and to strengthen the border infrastructure", Alekperov said.
Moreover, he noted that the personnel of the State Border Guard Service provides a reliable protection of the state borders of Azerbaijan.
Alekperov noted that Azerbaijan is implementing a program to enhance the security of the state borders in mountain areas.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.