No Alternative Exists for Peace Talks on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict At Present: Azerbaijani President
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Ismayilova / The Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated at a meeting with residents of the Mehdiabad village of Baku on 17 May that at present there is no alternative to talks on resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
In this respect Azerbaijan continues its talks on a peaceful level. "An alternative to talks is war and Azerbaijan should be prepared for this," the head of state stressed.
President Aliyev said that Azerbaijan's economic potential is becoming consolidated, and the country receives a large capital which will be spent on the political consolidation and strengthening of its military regime. Azerbaijan will never accept a resolution which contradicts its national interests," the President emphasized.
He also noted that earlier Azerbaijan was on the same level with Armenia regarding its economy growth rate, and now Azerbaijan has significantly superseded this level. Aliyev said that Armenia has no economic prospects and the key source of its income is foreign assistance which will be terminated eventually. The head of the state said that Azerbaijan is self-reliant.
President Aliyev concluded that he counts on the support of the nation while defining the country's foreign policy.