“Worthy realization of the tasks put forward in the “Contract of the Century”, successful implementation of new oil strategy is one of the basic guarantees of permanence of the state independence of Azerbaijan…”

“State of Azerbaijan has been implementing its new oil strategy since 1994 and the core of this strategy, major principle is to efficiently use Azerbaijan’s natural resources, including the oil-gas reserves for welfare of Azerbaijani people”.

Heydar Aliyev.

Nationwide leader of Azerbaijani people


“I would tell the oil future of Azerbaijan is extremely bright. I consider that our Republic will rightly spend the oil revenues and, thus, all sectors of economy will develop”.

Ilham Aliyev,

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan


“The USA government has always rendered its support and sympathy to Heydar Aliyev’s oil policy. This policy will remain unchanged. We continuously appreciate Heydar Aliyev’s friendly support to USA to jointly develop Azerbaijani oil, despite of all obstacles”.

George Bush,

U.S. President


“The United States considers Azerbaijan one of its major allies. We are grateful to Heydar Aliyev for created opportunity for the USA companies to benefit from the Caspian oil”.

Richard Cheney,

U.S. Vice-President


“The people of Georgia are pleased with the oil strategy the architect of which is the prominent statesman Heydar Aliyev, for development of the friendly relations between our countries connected with rich and historical ties”.

Eduard Shevardnadze,

Ex-President of Georgia


“Heydar Aliyev could establish a firm state model, and he, after collapse of the former USSR, could cope with this historical mission. Oil policy the author of which is Heydar Aliyev plays exclusive role in destiny of the Azerbaijani and Georgian peoples”.

Mikhail Saakashvili,

President of Georgia


“Heydar Aliyev’s oil strategy brought armistice and originality to our region. And secured our peoples from many troubles. The fraternal Turkish people will remember his merits forever”.

Suleyman Demirel,

Ex-President of Turkish Republic


“Caspian oil should play important role in world’s energy supply. Resoluteness of the Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev played key role in this. We support this policy and express confidence in its persistence”.

Tony Blair,

Prime Minister of Great Britain


“French companies take active part in development of Azerbaijan’s oil industry. On behalf of the French people, I express gratitude to Heydar Aliyev”.

Jacques Chirak,

President of France


“I am optimist for future of Azerbaijan. I am convinced that Heydar Aliyev’s oil strategy will promote Azerbaijan to become a prosperous republic”.

Spenser Abraham,

U.S. Ex-Minister of Energy


“We wish to create such environment that Caucasus became a region of peace and stability. In realization of this wish, Heydar Aliyev’s oil strategy has played significant role and is playing nowadays”.

Richard Armitage,

U.S. Ex-Deputy Secretary of State


“I am convinced the Caspian oil will bring peace to the Caucasus region and open completely new opportunities for steady life, free trade and coming generations. I have no doubt the “Contract of the Century” will play exclusive role in region’s development”.

Bill Clinton,

U.S. Ex-President


“Heydar Aliyev’s strategic oil policy linked Azerbaijan to the US and the leading states of Europe. And combined Azerbaijan’s economic interests to our national interests”.

Madeleine Albright,

U.S. Ex-Secretary of State


“The United States is for partnership with Azerbaijan in all fields, including joint development of energy resources. We support the efforts of Azerbaijan that has chosen the path of market relations and builds a democratic, legal and secular state”.

Albert Gore,

U.S. Ex-Vice-President


“The oil policy pursued under guidance of the outstanding statesman Heydar Aliyev has transformed Azerbaijan both in region and on the international arena to a leading state in democratic and legal state building”.

Zbigniew Brzezinski,

U.S. Ex-Presidential Aide

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