Baku, June 27, AZERTAC
“Today, the independent Azerbaijan is recognized as a model country in the world,” President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev has said during the opening of a naval base.
The head of state stressed: "Azerbaijan has all the guarantees of freedom, the democratic development is fast, and our economic potential and military power are strengthening. There is a wonderful social climate in Azerbaijan. We really are an exemplary country, and the main reason for all these successes is independence."
“We had energy resources in the past too. At the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Azerbaijani oil accounted for 50 per cent of the world's oil. But where were these riches and their benefits then?! These resources did not belong to us. Only in the years of independence did we achieve good results,” President Ilham Aliyev noted.
Azerbaijan’s President said: Our nation is free and independent. We are building our life ourselves and do not depend on anyone. Our independence is measured not only by state attributes. We pursue an independent policy, express our opinion on all international platforms and have a strong position on all international issues. Sometimes it irritates external forces and the circles that have a negative attitude to us. But it does not matter at all to me. The main thing is the security and well-being of the Azerbaijani people, the development and strengthening of the Azerbaijani state.”
President Ilham Aliyev added: “Today, the independent Azerbaijan is developing successfully and steadily. We have made great strides, but our main task is to restore our territorial integrity. I am sure that the strengthening Azerbaijan will achieve this goal and our national flag will be raised in Shusha and Khankandi. It is the duty of every citizen of Azerbaijan to bring this sacred day closer through hard work.”