BAKU: Aliyev vows to liberate occupied territories at any cost

Azeri leader vows to liberate Armenian-occupied territories at any cost

Turan news agency, Baku
20 Jul 04


Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who is visiting the town of Quba
(170km north of Baku), talked to local residents, listened to their
complaints and took their written messages today.

Speaking about the recent rise in minimum wages, Aliyev said that the
government would continue taking social security measures in the
interests of the population. He also pointed to the implementation of
regional development programmes and the creation of new jobs.

The head of state touched on the issue of army build-up as
well. According to him, additional funds have been allocated to that
end. With regard to the Karabakh theme, Aliyev said that Azerbaijan
would liberate its occupied territories at any cost.