Azerbaijani Politics 9 october — 10:56

Ilham Aliyev spoke about his plans to develop Nagorno-Karabakh


'There can be no question of any compromise connected with our territorial integrity. This is not and will not be the topic of negotiations,' President Ilham Aliyev said at the opening of the Gobu Park-2 residential complex, built for internally displaced persons in the Garadagh district of Baku, informs the press-service of the Azerbaijani head of state.

The president said that the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan should be restored.

'The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan must be restored. Our territorial integrity is recognised by the whole world, and we are consistently pursuing our policy in this direction,' the head of state emphasised.

'There is a unified approach in society regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. From all the rostra, with arguments, on the basis of historical facts, realities, international law, I uphold our just cause; it is impossible to object to these arguments, since I am telling the truth, and from such rostra, so that the whole world can hear.

The prime minister of Armenia spoke these absurd words to several people gathered in Khankendi. I could answer him at another international event. But the audience of that event would be, say, 1,000, 2,000 people. But I said this in such a place so that everyone would hear - live, in Russia, at a panel meeting of the prestigious Valdai club, and the whole world heard it.

There is truth, and I voiced it. Everyone knows that both lower and upper Karabakh are the original Azerbaijani land, the Azerbaijani land recognised by international law, that Karabakh is Azerbaijan, and an that's all there is to it,' Ilham Aliyev said.

President Ilham Aliyev noted that after the liberation of the occupied territories new settlements and cities will be built on them.

'We will do this, just as we built a beautiful town in the village of Shikharh, which was under occupation at that time, located on the administrative territory of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region. More than 1000 families have already settled there. On the lands liberated as a result of the April fighting, a new village was built - Jojug Marjanli, which today is the personification of the unbending spirit and will of the Azerbaijani people. Our compatriots, provided with housing, many of whom lived for many years in a migrant town in Bilasuvar, willingly returned to their native lands. Today, life is in full swing there, land is being cultivated, improvement work is being carried out, jobs are being created,' Ilham Aliyev emphasised.

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