Head of State: "Azerbaijan has always been a dignified country and the pandemic has once again confirmed this"
- 20 May 2020
"It is no coincidence that Azerbaijan is a country that is highly respected and has a great authority on a global scale. Otherwise, eight years ago we would not have been elected to the UN Security Council with the support of 155 countries, would not have been elected chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement by a unanimous decision of 120 countries," President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at the inauguration ceremony of the DOST center No3 of the Sustainable and Operative Social Security Agency under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population in Nizami district of Baku, on May 19, APA reports.
"As I said, many countries that do not get along with each other. But they all supported Azerbaijan. Why? Because we are a responsible country, respect ourselves, maintain dignity and respect our partners. When providing assistance, we do this in a way that is acceptable to the recipient of this assistance. And we will continue our work in this direction.
During the pandemic, both people and countries showed their true face. There are people it would be a great sin to shake hands with during the pandemic. There are countries that withdrew into themselves during the pandemic. In particular, at the initial stage they took steps they are probably ashamed of now. Azerbaijan has always been a dignified country and the pandemic has once again confirmed this," said Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev.