Ilham Aliyev: Donald Trump deserves great respect
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 18
Azerbaijan wishes success to the newly elected US President Donald Trump, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting with a group of participants of the 5th News Agencies World Congress in Baku.
“I think people of Azerbaijan appreciate what happened during the election,” said President Aliyev.
“My personal opinion is very positive. People of America showed him great support despite all the polls and expectations of the leading American media and despite aggressive campaign against him,” noted the president. “He owns this election only to himself. He deserves great respect.”
“We hope that relations between the USA and Azerbaijan will continue successfully during his presidency as they developed in the previous years,” he added.
President Aliyev said there are a lot of areas of cooperation, including political, economic and other areas.
He went on to add that there are great expectations in the world with respect to Trump’s policy.
“All the leading American newspapers, like the Washington Post, New York Times, agencies, and et cetera were predicting the victory of Madam Clinton,” said the president. “And we know about the press coverage. But what happened? Were all of them wrong? Or was their evaluation politically motivated? Was there any political interference into the media with respect to some guidance to press coverage? Or did they just make a great mistake and actually lost credibility to a certain degree?”