Caspian 2017 int’l exercise kicks off in Baku

Caspian 2017 int’l exercise kicks off in Baku

An international complex exercise, dubbed Caspian 2017, of the rescue services of Caspian littoral states kicked off in Baku on Nov. 2. The exercise was organized by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations(MES), APA reported.

On the first day of exercise, participants paid tribute to the statue of Heydar Aliyev and laid a wreath at the monument. They then had an on-table tactical exercise at the MES Academy.

Later on, Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations, Lieutenant General Etibar Mirzayev informed the guests about the content of the exercise. He noted that the two-day exercise involves the manpower and vehicles of the MES, the relevant bodies of Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan.

“Moreover, the personnel, special vehicles and equipment pieces of other relevant bodies of Azerbaijan are involved in the exercise,” he added.