Ilahm Aliyev, Azerbaijan President, said during his speech with public at the French capital after the meeting with the Paris Mayor, Bertrand Delanier that the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan resulted in the occupation of 20% of Azerbaijan territory and expel of over 1 mln people from their homes and lands. We consider that the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan must be restored, said the Azerbaijan President, Trend reports referring to ANS TV Channel.
The Head of the Azerbaijan State said that one country occupying the territory of another one in 21st Century could not be justified. He also said that being a Chair of OSCE Minsk Group, France is taking active part in the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and expressed hope that all the conflicts available in South Caucasus would be resolved soon and peace would be restored in the region.
The Azerbaijani President also touched upon the issue on regional projects and noted that large-scale energy projects played an important role in the issue on ensuring the energy security of both Azerbaijan and Europe as a whole. According to the calculations made by the World Bank (WB), Azerbaijan will gain $140 bln. in return from the implementation of oil and gas projects. Mr. Aliyev also said that carrying out political reforms and developing democracy were among the key aims of the country along with its economic success.