Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited the new administrative building of the Special State Guard Service on Monday 2005. In his address to the audience the head of state noted the great role of the national guards in the establishment of stability in the country. He noted that the National Guards was established after Azerbaijan gained independence. вЂњThe establishment of stability is the key task of the head of state. The key role in this respect is played by the National Guards,вЂќ Aliyev stressed.
The head of state noted that the public budget assignments for military purposes grew every year. If in 2004 they comprised $175m, in 2005 they made up $300m, while in 2006 they will comprise $600m. The President noted that the intensive peaceable talks on the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict the problem remain unresolved conflict. вЂњIn this respect the powerful army assumes special importance. We will achieve the liberation of occupied areas,вЂќ Aliyev underlined.
The President also noted that the role of the National Guards in ensuring the security of the export oil and gas pipelines. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan main oil pipeline takes a great role for Azerbaijan, which will ensure big revenues for the public budget. The head of state voiced his confidence that the security of the export pipelines, noting the purchase of advanced technique in this respect.
In the end presidential decree on adoption of rules and description of battle flag of the National Guards of the Special State Service was read out. There was also held a ceremony of awarding the military, who received order for new flats.