В"Out problem number one is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijan. Unfortunately, there is no advancement in this sphere at all. Talks are on and on without any result as they make no senseВ", reportedly said today President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, speaking at graduation ceremony in Highest Military School n.a. Heydar Aliyev.
В"Azerbaijans position always was very constructive. We have been committed to conversation process for more than 10 years, which evidences our right positionВ",- said head of state. Against all the odds, he continued, Azerbaijan tries to use capabilities of talks in full. В"However, Armenias position doesnt allow us solve this problemВ",- president said.
Ilham Aliyev reminded that the UN approved four resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh that state the unconditional release of Azeri grounds. Besides, other international organizations, like the CE, Organization of Islamic Conference, ECO, GUAM, have made their decisions. However, head of state said, Armenia does not comply with these decisions.
В"Now we dont hope for international regulation mechanisms. We cannot get along with this situation. We will never get along with loss of our grounds. We will never let Nagorno-Karabakh apart from Azerbaijan and this is not the matter of talks. The matter of talks may only be the restoration of Azerbaijans territorial integrity and security of all the nations in the region. There is no agreement possible beyond these framesВ", President claimed.
В"We highly appraise the efforts and decisions of international organizations in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We highly appraise the work of the Minsk Group. Thy really do their best to settle the problem but Armenias position fails them. In such an event, Azerbaijan shall revise its policyВ", Aliyev added.
В"How long we will take part in talks? How long shall we wait? Our patience is not infinite. Azerbaijan is a fat-developing country today. Armenia can compete us neither in economic nor in political or military respect. Let people in Armenia think where Azerbaijan and Armenia will be in one, three, five years. Armenia doesnt have any chance to grow up. They are restrained from all international and regional projects. Economic growth in Armenia is limited. Some half of its population has left the country. We know they lack people even to guard the frontlineВ",- President said.
В"Azerbaijan today faces no problems but Karabakh. Therefore, all necessary funds shall be allotted to form the armyВ", Aliyev said. Azerbaijan lives in the state of emergency and army formation shall be the matter of great importance. Even today, army is paid big attention to. В"We work in all directions on strengthening the army. It is necessary to allot funds from the state budget to raise the army and we do this. Last three years our military expenses rose in 4 times. They amounted $135mln in 2003, while in 2006 this amount equals $700mln. And our plans include raising this amountВ",- Ilham Aliyev said.
President of Azerbaijan underlined that the countrys budget grows each year alongside the army financing.