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Azerbaijani Defense Minister colonel-general Safar Abiyev has given Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov released earlier the rank of major, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
Trend news agency reports that the minister received Safarov and congratulated him on his return to his homeland and pardon by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
Giving Safarov the rank of major, the defense minister wished him success in his future activities in the military sphere.
Abiyev, expressing gratitude to the President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev for the great care and concern for the officer of Azerbaijan - citizen, praised this move as unprecedented service to the people of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov, who was convicted in Hungary, returned on Friday to Azerbaijan. The same day, under the order of the head of state, he was pardoned.