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Azerbaijan holding military parade dedicated to victory in Patriotic War

Azerbaijan holding military parade dedicated to victory in Patriotic War

Politics
10 December 2020, 14:02 559
A Victory parade dedicated to Victory in the Patriotic War has today kicked off at Azadlig Square, Baku.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan are attending the Victory parade.
Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Karim Valiyev who was awarded with "Zafar” Order, is the commander of the Victory parade dedicated to the magnificent Victory in Azerbaijan’s Patriotic War-"The Iron Fist ”operation.
The parade will feature more than 3,000 personnel, about 150 military hardware, including the state-of-the-art military equipment, missiles and artillery systems, air defense systems, as well as warships and boats. The parade will also feature part of the military booty seized by the Azerbaijani Army from the destroyed enemy during the Patriotic War.
A military orchestra played the "Azerbaijan fanfare”.
Minister of Defense, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov reported to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Victorious Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The heads of state saluted the soldiers.
A military orchestra played the national anthems of the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the parade.
President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan then addressed the parade.