“We are doing everything consistently and if we look at our history for the last 17 years, we can see that goals were set, the goals were determined correctly, we reached those goals, and then we set new goals. Thus, we have ensured sustainable development in both the political and economic spheres, we turned Azerbaijan into a country with great influence and respect in the international arena and we ensured our main task - the restoration of our territorial integrity,” President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ilham Aliyev has said in his speech at the 7th Congress of the New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) in a video format, APA reports.
Noting that the New Azerbaijan Party is associated with the name of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, the head of the state said: “The party has been established around Heydar Aliyev, his political experience, knowledge, services to the people, his real patriotism that he showed when he worked in Nakhchivan and his devotion to his people united the progressive people of Azerbaijan around him. Here, of course, his works done at the beginning of 1970-1980 played a very important role. Because I have said it several times and the members of the party know it very well, the young generation should also know that when Heydar Aliyev began to lead Azerbaijan in 1969, the Republic of Azerbaijan was in the last places among the allied republics of the Soviet Union according to all indicators. As a result of the activity of Heydar Aliyev, it was in the leading places in 1982. If the two republics were donor republics, one of them was Azerbaijan. His work at that time greatly developed and revived both industry, agriculture, light industry fields, and people remember that period. As well as Heydar Aliyev's determination, courage, wisdom, constant contact with the people, his ruthless struggle against corruption and bribery have rightly, he won the sympathy of the people.”