Armenia will never be able rival with Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated on 16 March to an opening ceremony of the 2nd conference of the World Azerbaijanis.
Azerbaijan strengthens its power mint year by year and this year its military budget is $600m. I have charged recently to make equal the military budget of Azerbaijan to public budget of Armenia in the near future, President said. Armenia will never be able to rival with Azerbaijan. As soon the Armenian leadership realizes it as better.
Aliyev stated that Azerbaijan should reconsider its participation in peace talks on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution if it founds Armenia violating the peace process and showing unconstructive approach. The 12-year peace talks yielded no results, while it is unknown how long will they continue. We are loyal to peace talks, but our patience expires when we face with unconstructive position by Armenia. If Azerbaijan sees the negotiation process to be of imitation character, it will refuse from participation in it, he stressed.
Azerbaijan neither within 10 nor 100 years allow the annexation of Nagorno-Karabakh. Any peace agreement is out question without repatriation of internally displaced people, he assured.