Arrangement took place to commemorate 87 year existence of the Azerbaijani Ministry for National Security (MNS) on March 28. National Security Minister, Eldar Makhmudov held a speech at the ceremony, Trend reports.
He stated that the given period was the most significant for the Ministry `s existence. Reforms started in 2004 are continued. Works to modernize the legislature, legal normative and material- technical base of MNS and social protection of the MNS employees are conducted.
Special attention is paid towards the development of international cooperation, the Minister told. Ministry cooperates with the special agencies from 42 other countries. Multiple agreements, memorandums and protocols were signed. State Commission on refugees and disappeared persons priority is Armenian terror and vandalism. Business cooperation was created with International Committee of the Red Cross and other international organizations. 6 Azerbaijani citizens were released as a result of
mutual cooperation, he said.
Considering the counter-intelligence activity of MNS, Makhmudov noted, that it is one of the major activities of the Ministry. Serious steps were made last year to unravel plans and undermining activities of foreign intelligence services against Azerbaijan, the Minister added.
He also told about the MNS perspectives. Ministry should develop the achieved successes. Our work should be based on new technologies, principles and directions of the security concepts in the constantly changing world, he concluded.
At the end of the ceremony a number of former and current MNS employees were awarded by medals, decorations and valuable gifts.