Official Chronicle

Azerbaijan`s President attends official reception on Republic Day

27-05-2011 | 22:57        


An official reception was arranged on the occasion of the Republic Day in the Buta Palace on May 27. President Ilham Aliyev attended the ceremony. The national anthem of Azerbaijan opened the official reception arranged on the occasion of May 28th – the Republic Day. President Ilham Aliyev extended his congratulation on the occasion of the Independence Day. He described establishment of the first democratic republic in the East – the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic 93 years ago as an outstanding event. The head of state said despite all hardships and ideological frames, the Soviet era was also successful for Azerbaijan. Saying the first years of independence restored 20 years ago were difficult and the processes running at those times were a great threat for the country, President Ilham Aliyev said the country was paralyzed by anarchy, chaos, lack of leadership and usurpation of power. Nevertheless, after the return of nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev with the demand of people, Azerbaijan started to develop. President Ilham Aliyev noted that during the years of 1993-2003 serious steps were taken to build an independent state and strengthened its independence even more. The head of the state noted that the current dynamics of development once again shows that we would achieve all the goals set. Important practical actions have been carried out to develop market economy in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s international position has strengthened even more. Great achievements have been gained in economic sector along with political reforms. Over the recent 7-8 years the GDP and industrial production has tripled, the poverty rate had fallen significantly, around one million jobs have been created and the budget has reached 20 bln. USD for the first time in the country’s history. A successful energy policy has been carried out in Azerbaijan recently. We have ensured our energy security, while contributing to energy security of other countries. The head of state said a lot was being done to improve the well-being of the Azerbaijani people. The head of state called the Armenia-Azerbaijan, daghligh Garabagh conflict the task of prime importance for the country. President Ilham Aliyev said the country’s socio-economic development and legal-democratic state building process would be carried on successfully. President Ilham Aliyev once again congratulated the people of Azerbaijan on the Republic Day. The event continued with an interesting concert of Azerbaijani art figures.