Valdai. Garabagh is Azerbaijan! – SPECİAL REPORTAGE

Valdai. Garabagh is Azerbaijan! – SPECİAL REPORTAGE
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The 16th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club held in Sochi is remembered by number of important points. The speech of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attracted the attention of the political experts at the meeting, which was given important messages to the world political arena. Farid Akbarov, APA's Russian correspondent who highlighted the Valdai forum writes about important points and views of political analysts.

The main plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club, which was held on October 3 with the participation of the Russian president and the leaders of four countries, was at first sight focused on the problems of Asia but was largely remembered by the messages addressed to the West.
Though the plenary session was scheduled for 5 pm by local time, it started with a 40-minute delay. Until then, the Russian President's bilateral meetings, which began in the morning, continued. The Valdai forum was attended by enough well-known statesmen. Along with the Russian President, presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Philippines and King of Jordan were key participants in the forum this year.

“If it is necessary to invite somebody to the forum, the person should be Azerbaijani President”

Commentator of Russian newspaper Kommersant, Andrey Kolesnikov, who is also known as a personal journalist of President Vladimir Putin, notes that Azerbaijan’s participation in the Valdai Forum at presidential level increases importance of the event much more: “Because one of the issues to be discussed in the Forum is Azerbaijan, one of the main countries of the region. Azerbaijan’s influence on the region is great. It is impossible not to take into consideration Azerbaijan’s position in ongoing processes in the region. That is why I consider if it is necessary to invite somebody to the Forum, the person should just be the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.”

Putin held his first bilateral meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev as well. The current condition of Azerbaijani-Russian relations and regulation ways of the Nagorno Garabagh conflict were discussed in the meeting. Head of the Foreign Affairs Department at the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Hikmat Hajiyev told in his interview to APA that ties and relations in the political, economic, humanitarian, military, and military cooperation fields between two countries had discussed in the meeting. The administration stressed that Nagorno Garabagh Conflict had also been discussed in the official meeting of heads of states. 

"Garabagh is Azerbaijan and exclamation mark"

The President of Azerbaijan also touched upon the Nagorno Garabagh conflict at the main plenary session of the Valdai Forum. Thus, at an event that has attracted the attention of the world media, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev responded to the accusation of Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan "Garabagh is Armenia and dot".

Speaking about the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, President Ilham Aliyev paid attention to the consequences of the Armenian occupation, noting that four UN Security Council resolutions on conflict resolution have not been implemented for more than 25 years. President Ilham Aliyev said the statement of the Armenian Prime Minister, "Garabagh is part of Armenia and dot", said: "Garabagh is a historic land of Azerbaijan. Thus, Garabagh is Azerbaijan and exclamation mark”.

Recall that Nikol Pashinyan said these words in the occupied Azerbaijani city of Khankendi. But Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in his speech at a plenary session of Valdai International Discussion Club in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin and analysts from dozens of well-known brain centers around the world reaffirmed his unchanging position on the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

Political analysts: “Azerbaijani President’s speech will remain in the history of Valdai Club”

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev’s speech attracted the attention of worldwide famous political analysts. Thus, political experts noted that speech and statements of President Ilham Aliyev will remain in the history of the Valdai Club.

Touching upon Azerbaijani President’s speech, Fyodor Lukyanov, one of the founders of Valdai International Discussion Club, member of Presidium of Russian International Affairs Council , moderator of the plenary session, Russian political analyst, noted that statement of Ilham Aliyev related to Nagorno Garabagh was inevitable respond to Pashinyan’s known statement: “Speeches of heads of states in the plenary session of Valdai Club showed that international policy is pressed by internal policy too much in the modern world. 

Most political leaders do not try to solve international problems, but to achieve own goals within their countries. Armenian PM Pashinyan well understands the interior condition of the country. He demonstrated that he worked for an internal audience primarily by releasing known statement. Therefore, I think that President Ilham Aliyev's statement on Garabagh at the Valdai forum was an inevitable response to Pashinyan's known statement. "

F. Lukyanov underlined that he had the opportunity to speak with President Ilham Aliyev within the forum and emphasized Mr Aliyev has a great political outlook.

The well-known German political expert Alexander Rar commented on President Ilham Aliyev's speech and said that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the main problem for Azerbaijan. "Therefore, it is natural that the President of Azerbaijan has raised this issue at such a major international forum, and has clearly stated his position. And most importantly, he responded to the Prime Minister of Armenia."

Professor of Moscow State University of International Relations Sergey Luzyanin described President Ilham Aliyev's statement on Nagorno Garabagh as an official political position: "President Aliyev has once again voiced official Baku's position on a large political platform. One of the important points here was that the Azerbaijani president specially mentioned Russia's role in resolving the Garabagh conflict. It seems to me that the Garabagh problem was one of the main topics of discussion during the meeting between Aliyev and Putin."

President Ilham Aliyev has chosen the best platform to respond to the Armenian prime minister's delirium that "Garabagh is Armenia. Dot". If there is a notion of "diplomatic knockout" in political science, this answer was that…

Political analysts: “Azerbaijani President’s speech will remain in the history of Valdai Club”
 
The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev’s speech attracted the attention of worldwide famous political analysts. Thus, political experts noted that speech and statements of President Ilham Aliyev will remain in the history of the Valdai Club.

Touching upon Azerbaijani President’s speech, Fyodor Lukyanov, one of the founders of Valdai International Discussion Club, member of Presidium of Russian Council on International Affairs, moderator of the plenary session, Russian political analyst, noted that statement of Ilham Aliyev related to Nagorno Garabagh was inevitable respond to Pashinyan’s known statement: “Speeches of heads of states in the plenary session of Valdai Club showed that international policy is pressed by internal policy too much in the modern world. 

Most political leaders do not try to solve international problems, but to achieve own goals within their countries. Armenian PM Pashinyan well understands the interior condition of the country. He demonstrated that he worked for an internal audience primarily by releasing known statement. Therefore, I think that President Ilham Aliyev's statement on Garabagh at the Valdai forum was an inevitable response to Pashinyan's known statement. "

F. Lukyanov underlined that he had the opportunity to speak with President Ilham Aliyev within the forum and emphasized Mr Aliyev has a great political outlook.

The well-known German political expert Alexander Rar commented on President Ilham Aliyev's speech and said that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the main problem for Azerbaijan. "Therefore, it is natural that the President of Azerbaijan has raised this issue at such a major international forum, and has clearly stated his position. And most importantly, he responded to the Prime Minister of Armenia."

Professor of Moscow State University of International Relations Sergey Luzyanin described President Ilham Aliyev's statement on Nagorno Garabagh as an official political position: "President Aliyev has once again voiced official Baku's position on a large political platform. One of the important points here was that the Azerbaijani president specially mentioned Russia's role in resolving the Garabagh conflict. It seems to me that the Garabagh problem was one of the main topics of discussion during the meeting between Aliyev and Putin."

President Ilham Aliyev has chosen the best platform to respond to the Armenian prime minister's delirium that "Garabagh is Armenia. Dot". If there is a notion of "diplomatic knockout" in political science, this answer was that…

Farid Akbarov

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