“Dear citizens! Dear compatriots! I cordially greet you and convey my best wishes on the eve of December 31 – Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis, awaken in each of us great joy and sincere feelings.”
The head of state paid tribute to national leader Heydar Aliyev in the conduct of important measures to rally around the idea Azerbaijanism issue conversion living abroad in an organized force, protection of their rights, the development of Diaspora activities: “Thanks to the purposeful policy today Diaspora organizations contribute to the promotion of truth about Azerbaijan, protection of national interests and deepen the mutually beneficial relations of the Republic with other countries. Despite the global financial and economic crisis, the momentum of social and economic growth maintained in 2015, the government implemented programs and projects covering various areas”.
The President noted the important role of the country in the implementation of the transnational energy and transport projects linking Europe with Asia, North and South: “The implementation of our plans in the field of transportation to the world markets of rich gas resources, including project TANAP, the foundation of which was laid at the beginning of the year, will increase Azerbaijan’s role in the international arena as a reliable energy supplier, will open up new prospects for the further development of the republic and the welfare of our people. This year, Azerbaijan host a great sporting event – the first European games. This event held with the participation of athletes of 50 countries on the continent, was organized at a high level, the international community had created a positive impression about the potential of our state, centuries-long history and rich culture, traditions of tolerance and hospitality of our people”.
The President noted that, despite the escalation of tension in the world, an increase in the world of conflict and unrest in Azerbaijan further strengthened political stability, the atmosphere of confidence between the government and the people, the next parliamentary elections, held in November in democratic and transparent conditions, also became a clear manifestation of the optimistic mood in the society, the people of profound endorsement of the policy.
The President noted with regret that due to the aggressive policy of Armenia’s non-constructive position the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict still remains unresolved, “Today, Azerbaijan has a strong economy and a powerful army, ready at any moment to liberate the land. But we try to avoid bloodshed and to avoid the escalation of tensions in the region are trying to resolve the conflict within the framework of international law”.
The President noted that in the future should join efforts to continue the consistent and purposeful work for the liberation of the occupied territories: “In this area, in the Diaspora organizations are assigned large tasks. Our main goal is the solidarity and joint action to make a significant contribution to the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. I cordially congratulate all of you on the Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis, wish you happiness, prosperity and success in all things! “.