Azerbaijani president attends opening of naval base
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of a naval base on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the establishment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan on June 25.
The president first laid flowers at a statue of national leader Heydar Aliyev.
Minister of Defense, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov reported to Supreme Commander-in-Chief, President Ilham Aliyev, who then viewed the general layout of the base.
President Aliyev cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the base, and then met with its personnel.
Chief of the General Staff of the Navy Shahin Mammadov reported to the president.
The national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was played.
President Aliyev saluted the soldiers and addressed the event.
Then the president reviewed the conditions created at the naval base.