Baku, January 11, AZERTAC
“The April battles are our glorious history, great victory. We are proud of our servicemen. During these battles the Azerbaijani people has once again demonstrated unity. So, I think that 2016 was very important in terms of settlement of the conflict,” said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he addressed the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socioeconomic development of 2016 and objectives for the future.
“Armenia was in a panic and asked the mediators to facilitate the early completion of these fights and expressed its readiness to return to the negotiation process. The Azerbaijani public is well aware that they turned in various international organizations, including the organization of the collective security Treaty organization. Although the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty Organization has no relation to this issue. Persons who led until now by the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, just made a big political mistake, expressing pro-Armenian position and unacceptable thoughts. Today, we are all aware of their fate.”
President Ilham Aliyev said: “The April battles are our brilliant victory, and once again demonstrated the power of the Azerbaijani state, at the same time, once again showed that Azerbaijan will never accept such situation. We will give an adequate response to all provocations. At the same time the myth that had been created by Armenians for years was completely destroyed. Without weapons, money, and other assistance from the outside, they could not have stood against us for even a week. They themselves recognize this. We have long been aware of this. "
“We are, as always, take a constructive approach, justice, as well as the norms of international law - on our side. Historical truth strengthens our position. We have military power, and the economic potential and political prestige. That is, we will solve the problem as we want. Our desire is to restore the territorial integrity of our country, to raise the flag of Azerbaijan in all the occupied lands. That is our goal, and we lead to it. The April battles have become very important historical step in this direction,” the head of state added.