Juan David Latorre
The Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Anar Maharramov, presided over the Act of Commemoration of the 96th Anniversary of the Birth of the National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev, which was held last week at the Club Financiero Genova in Madrid.
The Azerbaijani representative stressed that “the progress of Azerbaijan and its foreign policy are closely related to the political activity of Heydar Aliyev. During his first political term as leader of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan, in the years 1969-1982, important reforms and investments in the economic infrastructure were carried out in Azerbaijan”.
“After the restoration of independence in 1991, Azerbaijan faced challenges, both in domestic policy and foreign policy, which, unfortunately, was manifested in the occupation of 20% Azerbaijani territory by the neighboring Republic of Armenia”.
“At this crucial period for the history of the country,” Anar Maharramov continued, at the request of the Azerbaijani people, on June 15, 1993, Heydar Aliyev returned to power and, in October of the same year, he was elected President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During his second presidential term, in the years 1993-2003, the issue of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan was included in the agenda of international organizations. Therefore, in 1993, the United Nations Security Council in its four resolutions condemned the occupation of the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, reaffirmed respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, the inviolability of its international borders and demanded the withdrawal Immediate, complete and unconditional of all the occupation forces of Armenia from the territories of Azerbaijan the chaos and introduce effective reforms in the Republic “.
Also, the ambassador commented that “in 1994, the Government signed the Contract of the Century for the exploitation of the oil fields, which was decisive to create the basis for the future economic progress of the country.” Finally, Maharramov stressed that political stability, economic reforms, investment in the socio-cultural sphere, cease-fire: all these events are the result of the political activity of Heydar Aliyev. And he did not forget the current president of the country, Ilham Aliyev, who “continues to successfully develop the general guidelines of the national leader policy, which leads the country to new advances,” the ambassador concluded.
The Turkish Ambassador, Cihad Erginay, who stated that “Heydar Aliyev was a leader who felt devotion for his country and his people and firmly believed in the power, greatness and capacity of Azerbaijan, intervened. Thanks to his leadership and his vision, Azerbaijan has reached a respectable and influential position in the international arena in a very short period”.