Azerbaijani presidential administration talks country's foreign policy (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
Successful foreign policy of Azerbaijan is backed by decisive and sustained policy of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, as well as flexible decisions taken by him and instructions given by him, Deputy Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Hikmet Hajiyev told Trend on Oct. 15.
Hajiyev stressed that under the leadership of President Aliyev, Azerbaijan achieved significant success in all areas of state-building, as well as in the sphere of foreign policy.
"The Republic of Azerbaijan, literally, is a country pursuing an independent foreign policy,” he said. “The basis of this independent policy is the national interests of Azerbaijan and the interests of the country's citizens.”
“This strategy, which was founded by Azerbaijani great leader Heydar Aliyev, taking into account historical experience, geopolitical realities, is implemented on the basis of pragmatic and realistic principles on a multilateral and balanced basis,” he said. “One must recognize that not every country is able to carry out independent foreign policy."
“Azerbaijani people fully support the president’s policy in the sphere of foreign policy,” Hajiyev said.
"Successful foreign policy of Azerbaijan is underway despite the ongoing aggression of Armenia, psychological war, disinformation campaigns being conducted by the Armenian lobby and its patrons against our country,” he said. “The result of this purposeful activity was that the entire international community supports the territorial integrity, sovereignty, inviolability of the borders of Azerbaijan and considers it necessary to resolve the Armenia-Azerbaijan [Nagorno-Karabakh] conflict on the basis of these principles."