BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 28. For 30 years the people of Azerbaijan have lived freely, in the conditions of independence, building their own lives and walking the path of independence with confidence, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said addressing the TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan Aerospace and Technology Festival, Trend reports.
"As you know, it is a holiday in Azerbaijan today – Independence Day, our dearest holiday. This is because my dear brother, who has doubled these celebrations by his presence, is with us today. On behalf of all the people of Azerbaijan, let’s please cordially welcome the President of the Republic of Turkiye and all our brothers and sisters who have come to Azerbaijan alongside him.
One hundred and four years ago, the people of Azerbaijan established the first Democratic Republic in the Muslim world. Unfortunately, the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic did not exist for a long time, it broke up two years later and Azerbaijan lost its independence. It was only in the early 1990s that Azerbaijan's state independence was restored, and for 30 years the people of Azerbaijan have lived freely, in the conditions of independence, building their own lives and walking the path of independence with confidence. During these 30 years, our Turkish brothers have always been together with us. We have always felt this support, this fraternal support for 30 years, and we are still feeling it today, and Turkiye and Azerbaijan are together again today," the head of state said.