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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 11
Azerbaijan's first deputy minister and acting minister of national security, Lieutenant General Madat Guliyev has noted the need to reorganize the national security ministry's activity.
"Layoffs will continue at the National Security Ministry," Guliyev told reporters Dec. 11. "The number of its employees should be small, and its work should be operative."
Guliyev added that recently over 250 people have been dismissed from the ministry in connection with them being professionally unfit.
He also said a criminal case was launched by the Prosecutor General's Office as part of the investigation related to the National Security Ministry.
"People involved in the criminal case are brought to justice, and every person who has committed a crime will be held legally responsible," he said.
Speaking about the further work of the National Security Ministry, Guliyev said that there is one way to follow - the path of Azerbaijan's national leader, Heydar Aliyev.
He said Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev is successfully continuing this path, adding that the security of the country will be ensured.
Edited by SI