President Ilham Aliyev Congratulates Azerbaijani People on Aghdam Liberation
Azerbaijani President and Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the people of Azerbaijan on the liberation of the Aghdam district from Armenian occupation after 27 years, according to ‘Azerbaijan in Focus’, quoting AzerTac.
In his address to the Azerbaijani people, he stated: “I sincerely congratulate you on the liberation of the Aghdam district. I heartily congratulate all the people of Aghdam. Dear people of Aghdam, you are no longer internally displaced persons (IDPs). You will return to your ancestral land.
“The liberation of Aghdam district is the result of a trilateral statement signed on 9 November. I have repeatedly said that the settlement of the Armenian–Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is possible, both politically and militarily. We have been trying to resolve this issue politically for many years. However, the whole world saw that this issue was not resolved due to the position of Armenia, and it was our legal right to resolve the issue by military means. This right is recognised by international norms and principles. The UN Charter has given us this right. Every country may defend itself, and we have defended ourselves.”