MP: Azerbaijan's increasing prestige and power reflected in military doctrine
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
"Armenia does not want to withdraw from our occupied territories, its purpose is to prolong the negotiation process. This military doctrine and issues arising from it are an important factor in bringing to the attention unambiguous and clear information," MP Ganira Pashayeva said during the first discussion over the military doctrine at the extraordinary session of the Parliament.
"The increasing prestige and power of Azerbaijan is seen in the military doctrine. We see in this document all the issues over which we are concerned. One of important moments is that Azerbaijan assesses any attempts of political, military, economic and other support to Armenia and the separatist regime in the occupied territories. This information is not only for Armenia, but also for all those who support it. I hope that during our future activities, a law on occupied territories will be adopted," said Pashayeva.
The document consists of seven sections and 75 items. The document reflected such issues as national security, military threat in the region, the facts of military aggression, military aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan, real problems and challenges facing the armed forces of Azerbaijan. The questions of the future strategy of military development, the international military cooperation, military ties, bilateral military treaties and other issues were also indicated there.
The draft military doctrine envisages exceptions concerning the location of foreign military bases on the territory of Azerbaijan. The document says that in case of necessity, Azerbaijan reserves such power.
Armenia is indicated as an aggressor in the doctrine. The issues connected with the state as a result of this aggression and huge risks for security were also reflected in this document. Azerbaijan's priorities in the region were stressed in the project. The draft military doctrine reflected the issues of global crises, violent struggle being waged over energy resources, and support for separatism, etc.
The military doctrine reflects that if Armenia does not withdraw from Azerbaijan's occupied territories, Azerbaijan will return its occupied lands by force, she said.
"This information is not only for Armenia, but also for other structures. Military doctrine is a document that protects the national interests of Azerbaijan. We must improve the quality of teaching military training at schools to prepare our youth for the army at the highest level. This is not only about boys, and our lands have been occupied, and thus, girls should receive military training skills," said Pashayeva.