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26 June - Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan Featured

26 June - Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The 26th of June has been announced as the Armed Forces Day in accordance with the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan dated May 22, 1998, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports.

On this day in 1918 the Detached Corps of Azerbaijan, the regular army division, was created in line with the decision of the Government of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first ever republic in the Muslim East. This decision was a legal basis for the creation of the armed forces. From the earliest days the Azerbaijan army divisions were engaged in heavy battling almost throughout the country.

The Supreme Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted the Law on the Creation of the National Army on October 9, 1991.The Azerbaijan Army has become the most reliable guarantor of independence of the Republic and its people, who made the choice to create a democratic state.

http://en.president.az/azerbaijan/holidays

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