"II heartily congratulate all of you on Novruz and wish all the people of Azerbaijan good health and happiness!" President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said as lit a Novruz bonfire on the Jidir plain, Shusha, with First Vice President of Azerbaijan, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, and their daughter Leyla Aliyeva, APA reports.
The head of state said that this year we are celebrating Novruz in Shusha, in Jidir Duzu: "This is a historic event. Every year since 2004, when congratulating the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Novruz, I was saying that we would return to our ancestral lands. I was saying that we would restore the territorial integrity of our country. I was saying that we would celebrate Novruz in Karabakh after the liberation of our lands, and this day has come. Today we are celebrating Novruz in our ancient city Shusha, the cultural capital of Azerbaijan. This is a historic event. This is a great happiness. God heard the prayers of the Azerbaijani people. Every year, on the eve of Novruz, we probably all thought and said to each other that next year we would celebrate Novruz in Karabakh Inshallah, that we would celebrate Novruz in Shusha next year, and this day has come. After 28 years, we have returned to Shusha. We are celebrating Novruz in Jidir Duzu. We have restored historical justice."