President Ilham Aliyev: For the last 10 years Azerbaijan has been committed to the political testament of Heydar Aliyev
“Azerbaijan is developing successfully and confidently today. We, the followers of Heydar Aliyev’s cause, remain true to his political course. For the last 10 years Azerbaijan has been going down this path, has been committed to the political testament of Heydar Aliyev, and the realities of today, the current situation of our country clearly demonstrate how true this way is,” said President Ilham Aliyev at an official ceremony to mark the 91st birthday anniversary of nationwide leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev and 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
“In 2003, the people voted for the policy of Heydar Aliyev. I gave my word that I would remain committed to this policy. All our promises are embodied in life, and in 2008 the Azerbaijani people showed their confidence in us again. The unparalleled economic development of our country over the last 10 years, of course, preconditioned the people's choice in 2013.”
The head of state said: “Today, a new period begins – a new decade. In this period, we will further strengthen the powerful Azerbaijani state on the solid foundation laid in previous years. Over the past 10 years we have made great strides in all directions. We have asserted ourselves on the international arena as a very reliable partner. The international community supports our position. The vast majority of the international community is supportive of Azerbaijan. During the election to the UN Security Council, 155 countries believed in us and supported Azerbaijan. I am sure that they are well aware that they were right in their choice and never regretted voting for our candidacy.”