BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 27. Our truly independent life began in 1993, when the people appealed to the Great Leader and invited him to take power, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during the meeting with the Aghali village residents, Trend reports.
"Our presence here today, our participation in the opening of the village of Aghali is associated with the strengthening of our independence. Our independence was strong neither at the beginning nor at the end of the 20th century. That is why our people were faced with great tragedies. Both East Zangazur and Karabakh were occupied. The incumbent government could not protect our lands. But our independence is strong now, and as a result, we have won the second Karabakh war, we won a historic Victory. As a result, we brought the enemy to its knees and are here today," the head of state said.