BAKU: Liberation of lands top priority for army – Azeri DM

Trend news agency, Baku, in Russian
9 Mar 04

Liberation of lands top priority for army – Azeri defence chief


“The priority task for the Azerbaijani armed forces today is the
liberation of our lands occupied by the Armenian invaders,”
Azerbaijani Defence Minister Safar Abiyev said today during a meeting
with a delegation of a US air force college.

“There is no alternative to that. It would be good to resolve this
conflict peacefully, on the basis of international law and the
principle of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. If this does not
happen, we will liberate our lands from the enemy using our
potential,” Trend quoted Safar Abiyev as saying during the meeting.

The minister informed the US military of the structure of the
Azerbaijani armed forces, their material and technical logistics and
educational institutions.