BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
The war is over and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been consigned to history, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in an interview to Azerbaijan Television following a groundbreaking ceremony for the Azersulfat LLC sulfuric acid production plant and Glassica CJSC glass container production plant and the inauguration of the Azerfloat CJSC thermoforming sheet glass plant at the Sumgayit Chemical Industry Park, Trend reports.
“According to the World Bank's Doing Business report, we are among the top 10 most reformist countries and are ranked 28th in the world. There must be stability, there must be unity of the people and the government, there must be peace, there must be security, and we have achieved this. The war is over and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been consigned to history. Therefore, I am confident that the investment in today's Azerbaijan will come, first of all, in the non-oil sector. Because if we managed to attract these investments in previous years when the conflict was still unresolved, it will be easier to do that today,” the head of state said.
“Also, reforms are underway in our country – personnel reforms, structural reforms, economic reforms, social reforms. There are only a handful of countries in the world that would have as many factors for development as Azerbaijan today. Political stability, the unity of the people and the government, peace, geographical location, infrastructure, trained professionals – this is very important – export markets, good business relations with neighboring countries, no problems with any country whatsoever. I do hope that after some time Armenia will also say that they have no problem with us. Because the main issue was that they had occupied our lands. They committed genocide against us. They destroyed our cities. We simply defended ourselves, defended ourselves at the required level, and drove the occupiers out of our lands,” the Azerbaijani president said.