Essential success has been achieved in 2005 in the activities of the Azerbaijan State Border Service (SBS), the SBS head Elchin Guliyev told the 23 February meeting, dedicated to the analyses of the SBS service and battle activities, Trend reports.
Guliyev said, the State Border Service which foundation was paved in 2002 by the national leader Heydar Aliyev has implemented a number of measures for enhancing the countrys frontiers protection and providing security. The fight against international terrorism, smuggling, illegal drugs trafficking and illegal migration has been strengthened as compared to previous years.
В"A number of notable events have been marked in 2005 in the SBS activities. Among them setting up the Coastal Guard under the State Border Service by the president of the country Ilham and signing of the State Program on technical development of the state borders defense system of Azerbaijan Republic in 2006-2010. Apart from this, the head of the state presented battle flags to border troops, got familiar with the situation in regard to the state border protection on the service territory of Shamkir border unit, Guliyev said.
Directions given by the countrys president on improvement the frontier guarding affected positively the SBS activities during the previous year.