Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva – Trend:
Azerbaijan is a unique example of a country that succeeds to go only its way, even if it is the path of greatest resistance to an outer influence. Attempts of this influence are felt very strongly, especially recently, when almost all of the tidbits of the region are divided between the main global centers of power.
Unfortunately, namely the attempts by international players to establish their own rules in the countries of the region almost tore a lot of countries in the region to pieces, having left them in the chaos of civil war and economic collapse.
We are the witnesses of sad examples of Syria, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries, which have became victims just because some third countries thought political system of these poor countries was wrong. And now, when the citizens of these countries are killed or driven away from their homes, when children and the elderly are dying, third countries seem to like it all...
Azerbaijan saw numerous examples of how other people's orders and life values can affect the lives of citizens of a country, and today, the Azerbaijani government is doing everything possible so that this doesn’t happen to our country.
The speech of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev was dedicated exactly to this.
“Some foreign circles have quite a different purpose: to dictate to us, to turn Azerbaijan into a tool, to break Azerbaijani people’s will, and then to use a powerful country like Azerbaijan for their own purposes. This would be a catastrophe for us,” said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev addressing a ceremony for opening of a new building of school No. 311 in Sabunchu District, Baku, Sept.15.
“The pressure on us is increasing, because we move on our own path, do not bow before anyone, we behave with dignity, protect our national interests, put Azerbaijani people’s interests above everything, and this policy should continue,” he said. “Today, we have this policy. I pursue this policy and no force can turn me from this path.”
One can be sure that those to whom the president addressed heard and correctly understood Baku’s message.
It is clear that the policy, which is being conducted by Azerbaijan, the policy of balance and support for friendly, partnership relations with all countries in the region except the aggressor occupying Azerbaijani lands disturb the people who are used to express and promote their interests in any country of the world, using dishonest and inhumane methods.
However, Azerbaijani people saw brilliant examples of the situation when anyone is being influenced from outside and makes hasty actions that harm the country.
Today Azerbaijani people value stability more than far-fetched and extraneous values inculcated by various forces.
So, apparently Azerbaijan is the only oasis of stability in the region. And the main task of Azerbaijani people today is to support and help maintain the policy being conducted by Azerbaijan for many years and leading to prosperity, even if it is the path of greatest resistance.
Elmira Tariverdiyeva is the head of Trend Agency's Russian News Service