Establishment of New Azerbaijan Party was necessity - President Aliyev
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar. 6
The establishment of the New Azerbaijan Party was a necessity. I want to reiterate that brave and fearless people clearly saw that our young country, which had just restored its independence, was left face to face with a great disaster at the time, and the processes taking place in the country had already become uncontrollable, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party Ilham Aliyev said making a speech at the 7th Congress of the New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) held in a video format, Trend reports.
“A military defeat was compounded by an internal crisis. The negative processes taking place in the country, the political squabbles and the struggle for power called the independent existence of our country into question. To imagine what was happening in those days and months, it is enough to look at the events taking place in Armenia today. This is actually their reflection – hopelessness, total apathy, depression, lack of trust in any political force, lack of trust in the authorities, lack of trust in the opposition. This is the picture of the young independent Azerbaijan of that period. How can a country develop in such a situation? Our lands were seized, our territorial integrity was violated, more than 300,000 Azerbaijanis were expelled from Armenia, all Azerbaijanis were expelled from Nagorno-Karabakh, Shusha and Lachin were under occupation, a geographical connection was established between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, refugees and IDPs appeared and there were no grounds for this situation to change in the future. Who would have changed this situation? The PFPA-Musavat tandem, which was then in power, pursued only its own interests. The random people who came to power are like twin brothers of those who came to power in Armenia in 2018. Inexperienced, illiterate, uncultured, incompetent, cowardly, and deserters. Whatever epithets remain, anything negative would suit them. They governed Azerbaijan at the time,” the Azerbaijani president said.