Azerbaijan, Baku, 2 August / Trend corr. A.Aliyev / Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev believes Armenia cannot rival with Azerbaijan in no circumstances. "Azerbaijan's opportunities are improving as compared to Armenia's. The country cannot rival with Azerbaijan," President Ilham Aliyev said at the fourth convention of the governing New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) on 2 August.
According to President, Azerbaijan has strengthened economically and become an important member of the world since the ceasefire agreement was signed with Armenia. "No project can be implemented in the region without Azerbaijan's participation. There are issues of Azerbaijan's interest on the negotiation table. These issues include liberation of Azerbaijani lands from occupation and repatriation of Azerbaijani refugees," said Ilham Aliyev.
President said Armenia orally accepted these principles. Head of the state stressed that Azerbaijan would not give independence to Nagorno-Karabakh and the conflict can be solved only on the bases of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.
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