"We are all representatives of the Azerbaijani people. But at the same time, Azerbaijan is a multi-ethnic, multi-confessional country, representatives of every nation, every religion have their own traditions, own holidays, own way of life, and our mutual respect is our great wealth. I can say that Azerbaijan is one of the few countries in the world in this area as well. Because look at the problems facing developed countries now. They could not cope with these problems. There are religious and national conflicts and discrimination. In some cities of those countries, there are areas where no police can enter. It is as if they have established a state within a state. Why? Because the policy was not conducted properly, in general, the policy was not pursued," President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ilham Aliyev has said in his closing speech at the 7th Congress of the New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) in a video format, APA reports.
"It was believed that high economic achievements and high standards would bring happiness to the representatives of all other nations living and coming there. But this is not the case. There is injustice, stratification, national and religious discrimination, racism. We are seeing manifestations of this, and recently it has become more pronounced, especially in connection with the migrant crisis. The migrant crisis, in fact, showed that the declared values in many cases were just slogans, in real life it does not exist," said the head of state.
According to the President, our advantage is that the representatives of all peoples living in Azerbaijan feel comfortable, in their families, in their homeland: “Friendship and friendly relations between peoples are our great wealth. We must protect it. The policy here will continue to be consistent. Our policy is also accepted by the people. During the Second Karabakh War, representatives of all peoples living in Azerbaijan showed selflessness, heroism, were martyred, fought for the Motherland, and died under the Azerbaijani flag. There is such a society in Azerbaijan. This is our great wealth."