Three Brothers 2021: Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan start joint military exercises

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has announced that Azerbaijan started a large international exercise with Pakistan and Turkey. MIlitary contingents of Turkey and Pakistan are taking part in addition to Azerbaijani servicemen. The exercise name “Three Brothers-2021“, which indicates the perception of the mutual status of the military participating in the exercises.

The exercises involved joint actions of special forces. The commander of the Azerbaijani special forces, Lieutenant General Hikmet Mirzoev, who opened the exercises “Three Brothers-2021” and is called the hero of the Patriotic War (Nagorno-Karabakh Conflcit) by the Azerbaijani press.

The Ministry of Defense called three countries are Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan from time immemorial were not just friendly, but also fraternal countries.

The national flags of the participating countries were raised by the accompaniment of the national anthems of the participating countries.

A solemn ceremony dedicated to the opening of the “Three Brothers – 2021” international exercises was held in Baku on September 12 with the participation of representatives of the Special Forces of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan.

First, the Hero of the Patriotic War, Major General Zaur Javanshir, reported to the Commander of the Special Forces, Hero of the Patriotic War, Lieutenant General Hikmat Mirzayev, about the readiness of the participants for the opening ceremony, Trend reports citing Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.

Lieutenant General H. Mirzayev expressed confidence that the “Three Brothers – 2021” international exercises will provide an extensive exchange of experience and views between servicemen of the three countries and will greatly contribute to further improvment of the professional training.

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The heads of the Turkish and Pakistani delegations, Lieutenant Colonel Kurshad Konuk and Lieutenant Colonel Aamir Shahzad, noted that this bond of friendship between our peoples and armies would stand the test of time in a rapidly changing global environment and the three brothers will grow closer as reliable regional partners and collaborators despite international political changes. The “Three Brothers – 2021” international exercises will serve to further strengthen the existing bilateral ties between the armies, as well as provide an opportunity to discover new ways to combat terrorism and develop the training through mutual exchange of experience.

After the official part of the opening ceremony, the Commander of the Azerbaijan Special Forces met with the guests and wished them success in the exercises.

The opening ceremony ended with the presentation of the musical and choreographic composition “We are eternal, invincible brothers” and the song “Three Brothers” dedicated to the “Three Brothers – 2021” international exercises, written and staged by the Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan, Colonel Abdula Gurbani.

After the Commander of the Special Forces congratulated the special forces of the three countries on the start of joint exercises, a minute of silence was observed to commemorate the Shehids (Martyrs) of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan.

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