BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18
In this difficult period in Azerbaijan's history, great leader Heydar Aliyev returned to power at the request of the people. Only then was the threat of losing independence again prevented, President Ilham Aliyev, said addressing the Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence, Trend reports.
"In a short period of time, the fundamental principles of our country's independent domestic and foreign policy strategy were identified, public and political stability and state discipline were ensured, and the implementation of democratic reforms and the army-building process began. By signing the Contract of the Century, which has played a key role in the future of the country, Azerbaijan secured a special place on the world energy map, joined the process of integration into the global economic environment, and took bold steps leading to future success," the head of state said.