Minister of National Security Eldar Mahmudov of Azerbaijan

Zerkalo) "To fight religious-extremist groups is one of the primary tasks of the Azeri special services," Azeri National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov says in an interview to Interfax-Azerbaijan.
Eldar Mahmudov is married and has three children.
In 1993 Mahmudov was appointed chief of branch at the Drugs suppression department of the ministry of Interior, afterwards promoted to the position of the deputy chief of the mentioned Department.
In 1993-2003 Mahmudov was Chief of the Economic Crimes Department and the Operative Economic Coordination Bureau.
The Vatandas Hamrayliyi newspaper reported August 15 that Mahmudov is moving quickly to purge the ministry of Abbasov protgs.
The Minister of National Security of Azerbaijan, colonel-lieutenant Eldar Mahmudov has met with the delegation of Political Affairs Committee of the Assembly of Western European Union today, Public relations center of the ministry informed.
investigatory actions there are exact internal rules and illegal shadowing is excluded, daily Postimees reports.
National Security Minister of Azerbaijan, Lieutenant-General Eldar Mahmudov met with the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Azerbaijan Andres Herkel and Eugenia Zhivkova, nes agency APA reports from Baku today.
The minister Eldar Mahmudov said that Azerbaijan underwent Armenian aggression, faced serious problems as a result of it and the main of them is the problem of missing persons.
Azerbaijan`s National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov met Wednesday with visiting head of Romania`s Foreign Intelligence Service Mihai Razvan Ungureanu.
REGULAR MEETING OF CIS HEADS OF SECURITY BODIES AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICES HELD IN MINSK (AzerTag)-in yahoo news-As is informed, minister of national security of Azerbaijan, general -lieutenant Eldar Mahmudov has taken part at the meeting of the CIS heads of Security Bodies and Intelligence Services held in Minsk, 28 Sept.
Chairman of State Commission on Prisoners of War (POW), Hostages and Missing Citizens, Minister of National Security of Azerbaijan, Lieutenant-General Eldar Mahmudov met with former head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) country representative Mary Werntz and Martin Amacher, who is to substitute her at this post, 19 September.
Mahmudov is said to be especially trusted by the president, but many have raised questions over his professional credentials for the post.
This is why it is not ruled out that, among others, the appointment of the tough Eldar Mahmudov is an attempt by Ilham Aliyev to secure himself against possible destabilisation," another analyst told IWPR.
The Al Qaeda terror cell is trying to recruit Azeri girls to carry out suicide attacks, the National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov has said.
Mahmudov said that the investigation is continued at present and that is why he does not want to announce more information: ¬ďMaybe there are other criminals around them.
Azerbaijani National Security Minister, chef of State Commission for prisoners of war, missing persons and hostages, General Lieutenant Eldar Mahmudov received the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCC) Baku office former chief Mary Vernts and present one Martin Amasher.
Azerbaijan places a particular emphasis on strengthening ties with the partner countries in the Euro-Atlantic area, Azerbaijan Minister of National Security Eldar Mahmudov said Tuesday in a meeting with NATO Deputy Secretary General Claudio Bisogniero.
Mahmudov said decisions made by President Ilham Aliyev play a key role in intensifying NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation and Azerbaijan`s Euro-Atlantic integration National Security Minister once more reaffirmed Azerbaijan`s stance on the fight against terrorism, saying Azerbaijan attaches special importance to relations with respective agencies of the countries in the Euro-Atlantic area.