Baku, July 13, AZERTAC
“Today, Azerbaijan as an independent state has reached the highest peaks. If we look at history, we can see that the Azerbaijani people have never lived as good as today. Azerbaijan has never been so strong. These successes have been achieved in a matter of 24 years,” said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he addressed the Iftar ceremony on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
“In fact, the early years of independence were difficult and disastrous. There are more than 200 countries in the world. All of them are independent. But in many cases this independence is half-hearted or conditional.”
“We are an independent state in the true sense of the word. We are proud of that. Every patriotic citizen of Azerbaijan is proud of that,” the President added.