Greatest reward for me - joy and pride in eyes of former IDPs, says Azerbaijani president
BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 25
The greatest reward for me is that you are here, there are joy and pride in the eyes of former IDPs, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during the meeting with members of the general public of Gubadli district, Trend reports.
“This is the greatest reward for me. I said that I had met with the IDPs many times. Imagine that more than 100 settlements have been built, i.e. settlements for the IDPs, not houses. I have attended every opening, every opening ceremony. During the meetings with the IDPs – I have already said it once but I want to say it again – I saw that hopes were fading. Their hopes are dwindling. And this is natural. Because almost 30 years had passed and the issue remained unresolved. Everyone already understood that Armenia did not want to resolve this issue through negotiations. This made me very upset and sad. Those meetings strengthened my conviction that we should return our homeland at any cost. That sadness is gone now. Those sad moments are gone. Those memories are left in the past. Former IDPs already live with hope and pride. This is the greatest reward for me, and now the biggest task is to rebuild and restore these lands,” Azerbaijani president said.
“The war is over, and it is true that we are still forced to fight, and we are ready. In any form, on the battlefield, as it were – whether in the political arena or on the military battlefield. We have already shown that we are not a nation that will bow to anyone. At the same time, we have a lot of creative work ahead of us. This must be done in accordance with the victory in the war. In general, after this historic victory, the renewal, modernization of our country, the ongoing reforms, the fight against unpleasant situations, of course, must reach a whole new level. Because this Victory has shown the whole world that we are a great nation, and at the same time, it compels us, in the best sense of the word, to move forward only along the right path. Together with you, together with all the people of Azerbaijan, we will travel this road. The status in which travel this path is a different question. The main thing is that I will follow this path for the rest of my life – Inshallah, together with you,” the head of state said.