Ministry of Defense (Azerbaijan)

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The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Müdafiə Nazirliyi) is the Azerbaijani government ministry, associated with the Azerbaijani military. The ministry is responsible for keeping Azerbaijan defended against external threats, preserving its territorial integrity, waging war on behalf of Azerbaijan (for example the current Azerbaijani contribution to the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq), and the surveillance of the Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea sea and airspace. The Minister of Defense is appointed and removed from the post by the Commander-in-chief of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, President of Azerbaijan.

The current Defense Minister is Safar Abiyev.

Ministers of Defense of Azerbaijan[edit]

Azerbaijan Democratic Republic[edit]

# Name Photo Term in office Party affiliation
1
Khosrov bey Sultanov
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May 27, 1918 — June 11, 1918[1]
Ittihad
2
Fatali Khan Khoyski
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November 7, 1918 — December 25, 1918
No Party Affiliation
3
Samad bey Mehmandarov
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December 25, 1918 — April 28, 1920
No Party Affiliation

Heads of Military Department of Azerbaijan SSR[edit]

People's Commissars for Military and Naval Affairs of Azerbaijan SSR

(the list is incomplete)

# Name Photo Term in office Party affiliation
1
Chingiz Ildyrym
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April 28, 1920 — June 1920
Communist Party
2
Aliheydar Garayev
June 1920

Azerbaijan Republic[edit]

# Name[2][3] Photo Term in office Party affiliation
1
Valeh Barshadly
September 5, 1991 — December 11, 1991[4][5]
2
Tajeddin Mehdiyev
December 11, 1991 — January (officially Feb. 17) 1992[6]
Acting
Shahin Musayev
February 17, 1992 — February 24, 1992
3
Tahir Aliyev
February 24, 1992[7] — March 16, 1992[8]
4
Rahim Gaziyev
March 17, 1992[9] — February 20, 1993[10]
Popular Front of Azerbaijan
5
Dadash Rzayev
February 20, 1993 — June 17, 1993
Acting
Safar Abiyev
Safar Abiyev in 2006.jpg
June 17, 1993[11] — August 1993
New Azerbaijan Party
Acting
Vahid Musayev
August 1993 — August 25, 1993[12]
6
Mammadrafi Mammadov
September 2, 1993[13] — February 6, 1995[14]
7
Safar Abiyev
Safar Abiyev in 2006.jpg
from February 6, 1995[15]-2013
New Azerbaijan Party
7
Zakir Hasanov
from 2013-present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Rashad Suleymanov (June 25, 2008). "Marş, irəli!.." [March forward!..]. lent.az. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Müdafiə Nazirliyinin yaranmasının 18 ili tamam oldu" [18 years pass since establishment of the Ministry of Defense]. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
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  10. ^ "R. H. Qazıyevin Azərbaycan Respublikası Baş nazirinin birinci müavini—Azərbaycan Respublikasının müdafiə naziri vəzifəsindən azad edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Order of President of Azerbaijan on relieving Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic Rahim Qaziyev from his duties]. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  11. ^ "D. Q. Rzayev və S. A. Əbiyev haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Order of President of Azerbaijan on D.Q. Rzayev and S.A. Abiyev]. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  12. ^ "V. A. Musayev haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN SƏRƏNCAMI" [Decree of the President of Azerbaijan on V.A. Musayev]. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  13. ^ Tyukov, Nikita (1993). 15 независимых республик: высшие должностные лица [15 independent republics: high-ranking officials]. Panorama. p. 12. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
  14. ^ "M. İ. Məmmədovun Azərbaycan Respublikasının müdafiə naziri vəzifəsindən azad edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Order of President of Azerbaijan Republic on relieving M.I. Mammadov from his duties of Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic]. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  15. ^ "S. A. Əbiyevin Azərbaycan Respublikasının müdafiə naziri təyin edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Order of President of Azerbaijan Republic on appointment of S.A. Abiyev Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic]. Retrieved 2011-01-05.