President Aliyev: unfortunately no sanctions on Armenian gov't (UPDATE 2)
Berlin, Germany June 7
By Sevil Mikayilova - Trend:
The Azerbaijan-Germany business forum kicked off in Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy June 7, Trend's correspondent reported.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who was participating at the event, delivered a speech.
In particular he spoke about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, noting that the United Nations Security Council adopted four resolutions demanding withdrawal of Armenian troops from Azerbaijan's territory, but these resolutions are not being implemented.
The president noted that Azerbaijan is facing double policy, since in some cases the resolutions are implemented within days, while in case with Azerbaijan they have not been implemented for more than 20 years.
Ilham Aliyev further noted that unfortunately sanctions are not imposed on Armenian government.
He went on to add that the resolution of the conflict should be based on territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
The president went on to say that despite this, Azerbaijan has managed to develop successfully, and the country will be celebrating 25 years of independence this year.
Noting that Azerbaijan has implemented political and economic reforms, President Aliyev said that all the fundamental freedoms are provided in the country, including freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.
The president reminded that with the support from 155 countries, Azerbaijan became a member to the UN Security Council, and that is the appreciation and international support that the country received.
The president reminded that Azerbaijan declared the 2016 as the Year of Multiculturalism. He went on to add that Azerbaijan is a modern, self-sufficient country, with diversified economy.
The president noted that Azerbaijan's economy has been growing rapidly in recent years.
"Economic growth in Azerbaijan since 2004 was 300 percent," he said, adding that the country managed to lower the poverty and unemployment level, which are both now around 5 percent both.