Caucasus Muslims Board: Ehsan given in memory of martyrs on behalf of Azerbaijani President
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 11 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Ehsan was given in memory of National Hero Mubariz Ibrahimov and senior lieutenant Farid Akhmadov, awarded with the medal for "Courage", at Teze-pir mosque in Baku on behalf of Azerbaijani President, Commander-in-Chief of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Ilham Aliyev, Caucasus Muslims Board said.
The parents of martyrs, their relatives and close relatives attended the event, organized by the President. Chairman of Caucasus Muslims Board, Sheikh ul-islam Allahshukur Pashazade on behalf of the President expressed deep condolences to the families of martyrs. He said that public concern and deep condolences are very important to the families of martyrs. He appreciated the efforts of President Aliyev in this sphere.
The leadership and staff of the Interior Ministry and Defense Ministry, the leadership of Executive Power of Baku, social and political figures, intellectuals and public representatives, participating in the event, expressed their deep condolences to the families of martyrs.
The participants of the event visited the graves of martyrs.
Azerbaijani Armed Forces ensign Mubariz Ibrahimov showed heroism in an armed incident at the contact line between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops June 18, killing four and wounding four Armenian servicemen. The Armenian side earlier refused to return the Azerbaijani soldier's dead body.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to confer posthumous title of "National Hero" upon Ibrahimov July 22.
Astrakhan hosted the trilateral meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia - Ilham Aliyev, Dmitry Medvedev and Serzh Sargsyan Oct.27. The parties have signed a declaration, which envisages the return of prisoners of war and takes a humanitarian nature with the mediation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the OSCE Minsk Group.
Earlier, Azerbaijan transferred to Armenia the body of Manvel Saribekyan, who earlier committed suicide, while Armenia liberated Azerbaijani citizen Eldar Tagiyev from captivity.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.